Accurate software engineering reviews and audits have become essential to the success of software companies and military and aerospace programs. These reviews and audits define the framework and specific requirements for verifying software development efforts.
Authored by an industry professional with three decades of experience, Software Engineering Reviews and Audits offers authoritative guidance for conducting and performing software first article inspections, and functional and physical configuration software audits. It prepares readers to answer common questions for conducting and performing software reviews and audits, such as: What is required, who needs to participate, and how do we ensure success in all specified requirements in test and released configuration baselines?
Review By: Julie Lacroix 10/21/2011When I started reading this book, I was under the impression that I would learn how to perform reviews and audits during a software development cycle. My impression was not the right one. This book explains the techniques but does not give the precise details needed to learn those techniques. In addition, the book is heavily oriented toward space and military applications, and therefore the methodology described can be difficult to implement in other areas. However, if you need to implement this kind of methodology, this book is a useful reference to have in your library.
The first two chapters introduce the concept and process. Each chapter after that discusses a specific step of the process. My two preferred chapters are the ones about software quality and software supplier audits. These topics are the most appropriate to apply in my day-to-day work, and these chapters present the steps to follow in order to accomplish these activities. However, a novice might find it difficult to develop or learn the technique here.
I would have appreciated if the author had more deeply explained the more interesting topics. Each time I finished a chapter, I wanted to learn more about the topics. In conclusion, this book is interesting, but not everyone will find benefits in reading it.