Traps That Can Kill a Review Program (And How to Avoid Them)

Esther Derby, Esther Derby Associates Inc

Technical reviews have been around for a long time, and they're generally recognized as a "good thing" for building quality software and reducing the cost of rework. Yet many software companies start to do reviews only to have the review program falter. So the question remains: How can you succeed with a review program? Management support and good training for review leaders is a good place to start. But it's the details of implementation that truly determine whether reviews will stick, or they'll fall by the wayside. Esther Derby offers her insights based on observations from both successful and failed review programs.

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