Conducting Effective Peer Reviews and Inspections

 Availability and Duration
- On-Site at Your Classroom - 1 Day
- Our Private Virtual Classroom - 4 to 5 Hours of Content Presented Over 2 to Sessions
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The use of effective peer reviews incorporated into the project life cycle has proven to be a value added IT process resulting in shortened delivery cycles, reduced cost, improved productivity, and yielding higher quality software products. This course is designed to provide participants with the background necessary to participate in effective software peer reviews.

What You Will Learn
  • Common types of informal and formal peer reviews
  • Costs and benefits of implementing effective peer reviews
  • Essential elements for improving any peer review process
  • How to perform formal software inspections
  • Guidelines for effectively moderating software peer reviews

Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for anyone who must participate in or moderate software peer reviews.
Introduction to Peer Reviews
  • Different types of peer reviews
  • Pro’s and con’s of different peer review types
  • Common peer review problems & guidelines for mitigation
  • 10 steps to improving any peer review process
Costs and Benefits of Peer Reviews
  • The business value of doing peer reviews
  • How effective peer reviews can shorten schedule, reduce cost & improve quality
  • Impact of effective peer reviews on defect removal
  • Costs of peer reviews
  • Benefits of peer reviews
Informal Peer Reviews
  • Common types of informal peer reviews
  • Tips & guidelines for different review types
  • Informal peer review work products
The Formal Inspection Process
  • What gets inspected
  • When to perform inspections
  • Components of the inspection process
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Steps in the inspection process
  • Inspection outcomes
Step-by-Step Guide to Performing Inspections
  • Establishing entry/exit criteria
  • How much time should be spent
  • Selecting inspection participants
  • Inspection role guidelines & checklists
  • Determining inspection outcome
Moderating the Inspection Meeting
  • Setting the proper tone
  • How to keep things moving
  • Techniques for ensuring participation
  • Ego & emotional issues
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Tips for avoiding interruption