Software Inspection

Software Inspection

by Tom Gilb, Dorothy Graham
     
 

Zero-defect software is the Holy Grail of all software developers. It has proved to be an elusive goal - until now. The Inspection techniques illustrated in this book have brought clear benefits in terms of lower (or even zero) defects, higher productivity, better project tracking and improved documentation.

Features

  • Clear guidelines for the

Overview

Zero-defect software is the Holy Grail of all software developers. It has proved to be an elusive goal - until now. The Inspection techniques illustrated in this book have brought clear benefits in terms of lower (or even zero) defects, higher productivity, better project tracking and improved documentation.

Features

  • Clear guidelines for the introduction and refinement of inspection techniques
  • Numerous examples of successful implementations in organizations, such as AT&T and Douglas Aircraft
  • Case studies based on actual experience with the method at IBM, Thorn EMI, Cary Research, Sema Group, Racal Redac and Applicon

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The Holy Grail is zero-defect software, and the techniques presented here help software developers get nearer that goal. They are based (with improvements and extensions) on Michael E. Fagan's Inspection method, developed for IBM and first published by him in a Technical Report, December 1974. The benefits are lower defects, higher productivity, better project tracking, and improved documentation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201631814
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
06/15/1993
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Gilb is an international consultant and teacher, and the author of nine books. His main interests are in systems engineering, with specialties in software engineering and project management. Born in California in 1940, Tom has lived in Norway since 1958. More information about Tom and his work can be found at www.gilb.com.

Dorothy Graham is a world-renowned consultant, speaker, and author with nearly forty years of experience in software testing. After nineteen years with Grove Consultants, she now concentrates on conferences and writing. She was Programme Chair for the 1993 and 2009 EuroSTAR conferences and holds the European Excellence Award in Software Testing. Her Addison-Wesley books include Software Inspection (coauthored with Tom Gilb in 1993), Software Test Automation (coauthored with Mark Fewster in 1999), and Experiences of Test Automation (coauthored with Mark Fewster in 2012).

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