Abstract: Spells out procedures to conduct walkthroughs, peer group reviews, inspections, and technical reviews, with extensive checklists for each type of material reviewed (including specification, design, and code reviews).
Keywords: book review, software, consulting, walkthrough, inspection, technical review, specifications, design, code, electronic data processing, evaluation.
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Title: Handbook of Walkthroughs, Inspections, and Technical Reviews, Third Edition
Author: Daniel P. Freedman, Gerald M. Weinberg
Publisher: Dorset House
Date Published: January 1990
ISBN: 0932633196
LOCN: QA76.9.E95F73 1990
Dewey: 003/.028/7 20
Pages: 450
Bibliography: 40
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Part A: Introduction

Section 1: About This Handbook

Section 2: What is a Formal Technical Review?

Part B: The Review Environment

Section 1: Selecting Reviewers

Section 2: Management Participation

Section 3: Allocating Time and Facilities for Reviews

Section 4: Notes on Getting Started

Section 5: Technical Reviews and Project Management

Part C: Conducting the Review

Section 1: The Review Leader

Section 2: The Recorder

Section 3: Helpful Rules and Customs for Reviewers

Section 4: Helpful Rules for Management

Section 5: The User and the Review

Part D: Reporting the Results of the Review

Section 1: Functions of Reporting

Section 2: The Technical Review Summary Report

Section 3: The Technical Review Issues List

Section 4: Technical Review Related Issue Report

Section 5: System History

Section 6: Writing Issues

Part E: Varieties of Review Disciplines

Section 1: Why There Are So Many Review Variations

Section 2: The Walkthrough

Section 3: Inspections

Section 4: Round-Robin Reviews

Section 5: Review Teams

Section 6: A Collection of Review Tactics

Section 7: Informal Reviews

Part F: Types of Materials Reviewed

Section 1: Varieties of Reviews and Their Origins

Section 2: Functional Specification Reviews

Section 3: Design Reviews

Section 4: Code Reviews

Section 5: Documentation Reviews

Section 6: Test Plan Reviews

Section 7: Tool and Package Reviews

Section 8: Reviews of Training Materials and Plans

Section 9: Reviews of Procedures and Standards

Section 10: Operations and Maintenance Reviews

Section 11: Reviews in an Academic Environment

Section 12: Implementation of Structured Walkthroughs in the Classroom


Author:        Freedman, Daniel P., 1945-
Title:         Handbook of walkthroughs, inspections, and
                  technical reviews : evaluating programs, projects, and
                  products / Daniel P. Freedman, Gerald M. Weinberg.
Edition:       3rd ed.
Published:     New York, NY : Dorset House Pub., c1990.
Description:   ix, 450 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LC Call No.:   QA76.9.E95F73 1990
Dewey No.:     003/.028/7 20
ISBN:          0932633196 : $45.00
Notes:         Originally published: 3rd ed. Boston : Little,
                  Brown, c1982, in series: Little, Brown computer systems
               Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-444)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Electronic data processing -- Evaluation.
Other authors: Weinberg, Gerald M.
Series Entry:  Little, Brown computer systems series.
Control No.:   90042551 


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