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Experience With Inspection in Ultralarge-Scale Development
January/February 1991 (vol. 8 no. 1)
pp. 25-31

The use of code inspection to detect errors in ultralarge software projects is discussed. In particular, quantitative results based on a 1988 study of inspection of 2.5 million lines of high-level code at Bell-Northern Research are presented. The data represent one of the largest published studies in the industry and confirm that code inspection is still one of the most efficient ways to remove software defects. How to introduce inspections in large-scale production environments successfully is described.

Index Terms:
management; software quality; ultralarge-scale development; code inspection; software projects; high-level code; software defects; large-scale production environments; DP management; program testing; quality control
Citation:
Glen W. Russell, "Experience With Inspection in Ultralarge-Scale Development," IEEE Software, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 25-31, Jan.-Feb. 1991, doi:10.1109/52.62929
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