WIT Press


Experiences With Software Inspections - A Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940541

Volume

8

Pages

12

Published

1994

Size

1,163 kb

Author(s)

J. White

Abstract

Experiences with software inspections - a case study J. White Co-operative Computing Systems Division, W, //me Mz/e Berks, ABSTRACT In recent years many claims have been made for Software Inspections, including the ability to increase the quality of delivered products, and increase the productivity of the software development process. This paper discusses the use of Software Inspections in a commercial software development environment. In particular, it considers the motivations for using inspections, the practical aspects of introducing the technique, and the results obtained. Both quantitative and qualitative results are considered. This is a real life case study, based on the experiences of a single division within Hewlett-Packard, showing both the difficulties and barriers to be overcome in introducing inspections, and the benefits to be gained. It shows that inspections can be up to 8 times more effici

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