High Quality Low Cost Software Inspections

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Paradoxicon Pub., 2002 - Computers - 479 pages
Written with every software engineer's question in mind--"How much do inspections pay off?--this book demonstrates how to get the most value while controlling costs for investment and inspections. Covered are the economics and ROI of inspections as well as defect prevention and controlling the cost of quality. Written for managers interested in successfully implementing inspection programs and using the data, this book can also be used by engineers and technical writers who want to learn how to maximize software quality and minimize costs as well as agents of change interested in introducing a method that has significant quality and productivity potential. Also described are how to develop and use checklists, how to apply inspections to other life cycle activities and work products, how to read documents for successful inspections, and how to maximize quality, cost, and cycle time objectives for an organization.

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About the author (2002)

Ronald A. Radice is a principal partner in Software Technology and Transition, a company that provides training, consulting services, diagnostic services, and software engineering methods and tools. He is a past director of the software process program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. He was previously the director of software resources at Groupe Bull, where he was responsible for software engineering processes, metrics, assessment, and training programs. He is the author of Software Engineering: An Industrial Approach, ISO 9001; Interpreted for Software Organizations, and High Quality Low Cost Software Inspections. He has also taught graduate-level software engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He lives in Andover, Massachusetts.

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