The Metrics and Reporting View looks at the various feedback cycles, metrics and reports in Holistic Software Development.
How many bugs are there? What’s the quality like?
Quality is more involved than simply counting bugs. However, the number of bugs found over time is a reasonable indicator of quality.
“Development Bugs” are bugs that are found during development – the more of these the better as they’re found before the product gets to a customer. In contrast “Escaped Bugs” are found once the product is live in user environments which is bad. If your data can differentiate internal vs. escaped bugs you can get a sense for how effective your quality practices are at bug hunting.