Use of Inspections for Product and Process Improvement

Lawrence Day, Boeing

It is widely known that software inspections are a cost-effective approach for finding defects in source code as well as other project documents such as requirements specifications. You can take your inspection process to the next level by using inspections and the resulting data for process improvement throughout your software organization. Lawrence Day presents a basic process flow for inspecting source code and documentation and the keys to implementing a cost-effective inspection approach. Then, he offers a proven approach for using the inspection data to identify process and product improvement opportunities. By viewing inspections a part of your development process, you'll learn to see inspections as a valuable improvement tool.

  • The basic software inspection process, paths, and benefits
  • Inspections as a process improvement process
  • A list of potential inspection product and process improvement opportunities

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