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Peer Reviews Improve Product Quality and Project Delivery

Shock! They actually work! Peer reviews are an effective tool to improve the quality of deliverables – be they documents, code, tests, presentations, etc.  Yet they are still not used in many companies. Why not? People don’t have the “time” … Continue reading

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Peer Review Relevance and Fade

Just finished conducting a short course on peer reviews, inspections and walkthroughs.  A very interesting question was asked about the “quality fade” effect on reviews. This is a summary of how I responded: After peer reviews, inspections, walkthroughs (and various … Continue reading

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10 Steps To Better Project Reviews/Retrospectives

One of the more common aspects of projects that are often skimmed over too quickly is that of project reviews – also called project post-mortems, post-project reviews, post implementation reviews and Agile Retrospectives.  It is often scheduled to occur at … Continue reading

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A Software Process Improvement Portfolio

Subsequent to my previous post, I thought we could clarify some issues using a Software Process Improvement Portfolio approach.  As noted earlier many methods appear to extol the same virtues and build up a strawman of other methods to differentiate … Continue reading

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Peer Review checklists and how you could use them

Before we go any further, this post is meant for people who prepare specs, plans, test scripts.  If you don’t, then you probably don’t want to read further. There are lots of ways to conduct a document review: 1.    Do … Continue reading

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Peer Reviews and Measuring Software Quality

At Zenkara, we use pretty straight forward definitions of: Walkthrough: an informal page by page or section by section presentation of a document, piece of code, test script, etc by the lead author – and there’s usually lots of discussion … Continue reading

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