Training header

back to Training for the Mission-Critical Projects

Peer Reviews and Inspections

Peer reviews and inspections are proven Best Practices. This full-day workshop provides your staff with the skills needed to perform effective Peer Reviews of Requirements, Design, Code, and Tests. Peer Reviews can be very effective in finding defects early in the Software Development Lifecycle. From experience, we know that the sooner defects are found, the easier and less expensive they are to correct. Selecting the right type of Peer Review to perform is critical for efficiency and effectiveness.

Peer Reviews can provide your organization with a powerful tool that can improve Quality and reduce Time to Market.

The workshop covers the following topics:
  • Overview of Peer Reviews and Inspections
  • Economic Motivation
  • Types of Peer Reviews
  • Peer Review Attributes
  • Selecting Appropriate Peer Review Type
  • Practice Walkthrough
  • Formal Inspection Process
  • Roles, Responsibilities, and Process
  • Practice Peer Review
  • Summary and Action Plan

The practice Peer Review allows your staff to see what it "feels like" to actually prepare for and participate in a Peer Review. Additional training specifically for Inspection Moderators is also available. Call for details.

This workshop is based on Peer Reviews in Software, by Karl Wiegers, Addison-Wesley, 2002 and Software Verification and Validation for Practitioners and Managers, 2nd ed., by Steven R. Rakitin, Artech House, 2001.

Each participant receives comprehensive workshop notes. Intended audience includes Software Engineers, SQA staff, Project Managers and anyone interested in learning about Peer Reviews and Inspections.

Below are some examples of inspection checklists in pdf format. These checklists are from my book Software Verification and Validation for Practitioners and Managers.


This workshop can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

Software Verification and Validation for Practitioners and Managers