Checklists and Document Inspections


John Shepard, one of our architects, blogged some interesting thoughts on what makes a document inspection. Most developers will tell you that code reviews are good, and also tell you they aren’t done regularly in their organization. But John goes beyond the scope of code to reviewing other documents such as requirements and technical specifications as well.

“While there is an ongoing debate on whether or not document inspections are useful, my experience is that on larger projects, they are very useful. They help maintain a minimum level of quality and help disseminate information among team members. Rather than continuing that debate here, I’m going to provide a starting point for checklists for those who have decided to use document inspections. While the checklists do end up being different for each project, I find it helpful to have an obvious place to start.”

Read the full post here.