In a Modern Software Development process, non-functional requirements such as security or user conversion may account for 50% of the total product development costs. Can this be optimized?

If you are a product owner, having your developer resources spend half of his time on things that don’t directly benefit the end-user seems like an unacceptable expense? This observation is misleading, though, as all users expect high-quality, secured, available and performant applications. You cannot forgo these invisible features in your cost estimate.

The appropriate question then becomes: How can you specifically optimize or decrease the costs of those expected non-functional capabilities…


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