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Statistical Process Control to Improve Coding and Code Review
May/June 2003 (vol. 20 no. 3)
pp. 50-55
Alice Leslie Jacob, Network Systems and Technologies
S.K. Pillai, Network Systems and Technologies

Software process comprises of all activities such as estimation, planning, requirements analysis, design, coding, reviews, and testing, undertaken in the creation of a software product. Effective software process management involves proactively managing each of these activities. Statistical process control tools enable proactive software process management. One such tool, the control chart, can be used for managing, controlling, and improving the code review process.

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XmR charts, u-charts, coding, code review, review preparation speed, code review speed, control charts, defect density, software process management, statistical process control
Alice Leslie Jacob, S.K. Pillai, "Statistical Process Control to Improve Coding and Code Review," IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 50-55, May-June 2003, doi:10.1109/MS.2003.1196321
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