types of review

types of review

1.    Walkthrough:

  • It is not a formal process
  • It is led by the authors
  • Author guide the participants through the document according to his or her thought process to achieve a common understanding and to gather feedback.
  • Useful for the people if they are not from the software discipline, who are not used to or cannot easily understand software development process.
  • Is especially useful for higher level documents like requirement specification, etc.

2.    Technical review:

  • It is less formal review
  • It is led by the trained moderator but can also be led by a technical expert
  • It is often performed as a peer review without management  participation
  • Defects are found by the experts (such as architects, designers, key users) who focus on the content of the document.
  • In practice, technical reviews vary from quite informal to very formal

3.    Inspection:

  • It is the most formal review type
  • It is led by the trained moderators
  • During inspection the documents are prepared and checked thoroughly by the reviewers before the meeting
  • It involves peers to examine the product
  • A separate preparation is carried out during which the product is examined and the defects are found
  • The defects found are documented in a logging list or issue log
  • A formal follow-up is carried out by the moderator applying exit criteria

 

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