Fagan’s Inspection Method is a six-step highly structured means of performing reviews on intermediate and final software products (specifications, code, documentation, etc). Developed by Michael Fagan, when at IBM, this formal technique is considered amongst the most powerful and effective quality control tool used. Peer Reviews is one of KPA’s ( Key Priority Areas) of Level 3 of the Software Capability Maturity Model® of the Software Engineering Institute (CMM®).

Organizations which have effectively implemented an Inspections process have reported 20% – 40% increase in productivity over the lifecycle and considerable reduction in the development time. It also leads to a significant improvement in quality and team spirit. This workshop will provide participants with a clear understanding of the Inspection technique, differentiating it from other review techniques. The workshop will impart skills for participating in an Inspection as a Leader, Recorder and Author. It will also provide an understanding of the issues involved in implementing Inspections.

Module 1 – Introduction
Evolution of software Development | Reviews – An Overview | Types of Reviews | Review Myths
Module 2 – Fagan’s Inspection Technique
Background | Definition and Objectives | Benefits | Process Overview
Module 3 – Fagan’s Inspection Technique – Process Planning & Roles
Kick – off (Overview) | Individual Checking (Preparation) | Logging | Rework | Follow-up | Inspector | Inspection Leader | Reader | Recorder | Author | Case Study – 1 | Defect Classification | Implementation Issues | Inspection Metrics | Case Study – 2 | Summary




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