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What is Defect Density?

 , February 18, 2016 updated on January 02, 2017
Defect density is a type of quality metric that measures defects relative to complexity. For example, it is common for defect density to be measure defects per thousand lines of code or function points.
Overview: Defect Density
TypeInformation Technology Metric
DefinitionA class of metrics that measures the number of defects as a rate.
Common MetricsDefects per 1000 lines of code
Defects per 1000 function points
Defects per story point
Related ConceptsDefect
Function Points
Missing Requirements

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