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.
The workshop will be conducted by QAI (India) faculty who has over 15 years experience in estimation, systems development and project management; has worked in India , Europe and USA and has conducted this and numerous other workshops as public and in-house programmes.
- Project Managers
- Quality Assurance personnel
Participants will receive: Workshop workbook, case studies and exercises
Evolution of software Development
Reviews – An Overview
– Types of Reviews
– Review Myths
Introduction to Fagan’s Inspection Technique
– Definition and Objectives
– Process Overview
Fagan’s Inspection Technique – Process Planning
– Kick – off (Overview)
– Individual Checking (Preparation)
Fagan’s Inspection Techniques – Roles
– Inspection Leader
Case Study – 1
Case Study – 2
Participants will perform two code Inspections through case studies.