The Hidden Cost of Rework
Featuring Theresa Lanowitz from voke

Software defects create hidden rework costs for every software project. And, defects always get more expensive and labor intensive when identified later in the lifecycle. If your organization is considering whether to participate in the Agile movement, will your budgets and project end dates be flexible enough to support using Agile?

Listen to our webcast featuring Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke, as we discuss how the cost of rework manifests itself differently across Agile and non-Agile projects and steps you can take to minimize rework. In this session we’ll discuss:

  • Four different Cost of Rework models (Agile and Non-Agile) to better understand the magnitude of cost changes and schedule delays when issues are identified late in the application cycle.
  • Three typical Agile scenarios to see exactly how rework in Agile projects transforms the Cost of Quality relationship.
  • Agile’s financial impact and associated risks.
  • How you can minimize rework by incorporating testing earlier into your SDLC.


Featured Speaker



Theresa Lanowitz, Founder of voke, inc. is recognized worldwide as a strategic thinker and influencer in application life cycle, virtualization, cloud computing and convergence markets. 
Theresa has been associated with some of the most breakthrough technology and products of their time.


From 1999 through 2006, Theresa was a research analyst with Gartner. During her tenure with Gartner, Theresa pioneered the application quality ecosystem, championed the application security space, and consistently identified new and emerging companies to watch. Theresa was the lead industry analyst for billion dollar plus enterprise software companies such as Mercury and Compuware.  At Gartner, Theresa was the founder, creator and chairperson of the highly successful Application Development conference.
Theresa’s professional career began with McDonnell Douglas where she worked on the C-17 transport plane.  At Borland Software, Theresa shipped the Java development tool JBuilder. While at Sun Microsystems, Theresa was responsible for the strategic marketing of the Jini project.


Theresa holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.




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