Prevent, Detect, Recover

Prevent, Detect, Recover
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Prevent, Detect, Recover (PDR) is a thinking tool I use to help teams consider quality beyond testing. PDR stands for:

  • Prevent: activities that can be performed to prevent incidents happening in the first place.
  • Detect: activities or approaches that allow the discovery of incidents before deployment and release. Testing is one such activity.
  • Recover: activities or approaches that enable faster recovery.

PDR allows teams to consider quality across ALL delivery, not just in the testing phase. Let me explain more.