Peer Reviews in Software: A Practical Guide (Paperback)

Karl Wiegers

  • 出版商: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • 出版日期: 2001-11-02
  • 定價: USD $74.99
  • 售價: $1,452
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 256
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0201734850
  • ISBN-13: 9780201734850

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Table of Contents

Preface.

My Objectives.
Intended Audience.
Reading Suggestions.
Acknowledgments.


1. The Quality Challenge.

Looking Over the Shoulder.
Quality Isn't Quite Free.
Justifying Peer Reviews.
Peer Reviews, Testing, and Quality Tools.
What Can Be Reviewed.
A Personal Commitment to Quality.


2. A Little Help from Your Friends.

Scratch Each Other's Back.
Reviews and Team Culture.
The Influence of Culture.
Reviews and Managers.
Why People Don't Do Reviews.
Overcoming Resistance to Reviews.

Peer Review Sophistication Scale.
Planning for Reviews.
Guiding Principles for Reviews.


3. Peer Review Formality Spectrum.

The Formality Spectrum.
Inspection.
Team Review.
Walkthrough.
Pair Programming.
Peer Deskcheck.
Passaround.
Ad Hoc Review.

Choosing a Review Approach.


4. The Inspection Process.

Inspector Roles.
The Author's Role.
To Read or Not To Read.

Inspection Team Size.
Inspection Process Stages.
Planning.
Overview.
Preparation.
Meeting.
Rework.
Follow-up.
Causal Analysis.

Variations on the Inspection Theme.
Gilb/Graham Method.
High-Impact Inspection.
Phased Inspections.


5. Planning the Inspection.

When to Hold Inspections.
The Inspection Moderator.
Selecting the Material.
Inspection Entry Criteria.
Assembling the Cast.
Inspector Perspectives.
Managers and Observers.

The Inspection Package.
Inspection Rates.
Scheduling Inspection Events.


6. Examining the Work Product.

The Overview Stage.
The Preparation Stage.
Preparation Approaches.
Defect Checklists.
Other Analysis Techniques.


7. Putting Your Heads Together.

The Moderator's Role.
Launching the Meeting.
Conducting the Meeting.
Reading the Work Product.
Raising Defects and Issues.
Recording Defects and Issues.
Watching for Problems.

Product Appraisal.
Closing the Meeting.
Improving the Inspection Process.


8. Bringing Closure.

The Rework Stage.
The Follow-Up Stage.
The Causal Analysis Stage.
Inspection Exit Criteria.


9. Analyzing Inspection Data.

Why Collect Data?
Some Measurement Caveats.
Basic Data Items and Metrics.
The Inspection Database.
Data Analysis.
Measuring the Impact of Inspections.
Effectiveness.
Efficiency.
Return on Investment.


10. Installing a Peer Review Program.

The Peer Review Process Owner.
Preparing the Organization.
Process Assets.
The Peer Review Coordinator.
Peer Review Training.
Piloting the Review Process.


11. Making Peer Reviews Work for You.

Critical Success Factors.
Review Traps to Avoid.
Troubleshooting Review Problems.


12. Special Review Challenges.

Large Work Products.
Geographical or Time Separation.
Distributed Review Meeting.
Asynchronous Review.

Generated and Nonprocedural Code.
Too Many Participants.
No Qualified Reviewers Available.


Epilogue.
Appendix A: Peer Reviews and Process Improvement Models.

Capability Maturity Model for Software.
Goals of the Peer Reviews Key Process Area.
Activities Performed.
Commitment to Perform.
Ability to Perform.
Measurement and Analysis.
Verifying Implementation.

Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model.
CMMI-SE/SW.
Prepare for Peer Reviews.
Conduct Peer Reviews.
Analyze Peer Review Data.

ISO 9000-3.


Appendix B: Supplemental Materials.

Work Aids.
Other Peer Review Resources.


Glossary.
Index.