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Software Reviews: The State of the Practice
November/December 2003 (vol. 20 no. 6)
pp. 46-51
Marcus Ciolkowski, Kaiserslautern University of Technology
Oliver Laitenberger, Droege & Comp.
Stefan Biffl, Vienna University of Technology

This article presents the results of a 2002 survey on industry adoption of software review technologies. The study offers two important insights. First, many responding companies take advantage of reviews for various purposes, including early defect detection, monitoring and controlling quality, and better communication within the development team. Second, many companies use reviews unsystematically, with a mismatch between the expected outcome and the review implementation. So, although review ideas have reached software practitioners, their full potential is seldom exploited.

Index Terms:
Survey, software reviews, inspections
Citation:
Marcus Ciolkowski, Oliver Laitenberger, Stefan Biffl, "Software Reviews: The State of the Practice," IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 46-51, Nov.-Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/MS.2003.1241366
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