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Author Halling, M. ♦ Biffl, S. ♦ Grechenig, T. ♦ Kohle, M.
Sponsorship Euromicro
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Inspection ♦ Project management ♦ Quality assurance ♦ Programming ♦ Software quality ♦ Interactive systems ♦ Performance loss ♦ Meeting planning ♦ Education ♦ Electronic switching systems
Abstract Software inspection is a quality assurance method to detect defects early during the software development process. For inspection planning there are defect detection techniques, so-called reading techniques, which let the inspection planner focus the effectiveness of individual inspectors on specific sets of defects. For realistic planning it is important to use empirically evaluated defect detection techniques. We report on the replication of a large-scale experiment in an academic environment. The experiment evaluated the effectiveness of defect detection for inspectors who use a checklist or focused scenarios on individual and team level. A main finding of the experiments is that the teams were effective to find defects: In both experiments the inspection teams found on average more than 70% of the defects in the product. The checklist consistently was overall somewhat more effective on individual level, while the scenarios traded overall defect detection effectiveness for much better effectiveness regarding their target focus, in our case specific parts of the documents. Another main result of the study is that scenario-based reading techniques can be used in inspection planning to focus individual performance without significant loss of effectiveness on team level.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Software Technol. & Interactive Syst., Wien Univ., Austria (Halling, M.)
ISBN 0769512364
ISSN 10896503
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-09-04
Publisher Place Poland
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 969.82 kB
Page Count 10
Starting Page 248
Ending Page 257


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library