Recommendations for Conducting Software Reviews

Recommendations for Conducting Software Reviews

Yuk Kuen Wong (Griffith University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-013-4.ch011
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Abstract

This chapter provides recommendations for conducting software reviews in software development environments. It is recommended that the software review process planning should consider three issues. These include: 1) decision on the selection of inputs, 2) a determination of the level of review meetings required, and 3) identifying the measurement metrics. For researchers, it is recommended that 1) future research should pay more attention to important relationships between software artefact characteristics and the use of supporting documents, 2) designing and conducting laboratory studies be done more realistically, 3) direct and indirect relationships between the use of inputs as predictors for software review performance, 4) the important relationships between the software artefact characteristics and meeting process factors, 5) meetings should be held when the artefact is complex, of large size and poor initial quality, 6) the use of previously reviewed software documents in relation to meeting process, 7) perceived contingency (motivation) is the most critical factor to meeting process, and 8) future studies should further concentrate on the use of previously reviewed software documents in combination with the implicit inputs, process, and performance.

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Acknowledgment
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Chapter 1
Why Software Review?  (pages 1-11)
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The aim of this chapter is to discuss the benefits of software review. The key benefits of software are improving software quality and providing... Sample PDF
Why Software Review?
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Chapter 2
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The aim of this chapter is to review software review literature. The literature is drawn from Fagan’s software review and forms of review... Sample PDF
Software Review History and Overview
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Chapter 3
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This chapter presents software review tools and technologies which include: paper-based vs. tool-based software review, collaborative asynchronous... Sample PDF
Software Review Tools and Technologies
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Chapter 4
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There are many software review tools for supporting the software review process, particularly in a group review. This chapter presents an overview... Sample PDF
How Software Review Tools Work
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Chapter 5
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The literature review in this chapter is aimed to critique the use of inputs and process support strategies in the software review process. This... Sample PDF
Software Review, Inputs, Process, and Performance
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Chapter 6
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The aim of this chapter is to develop a theoretical model to assist in the analysis of critical inputs to software reviews and to identify process... Sample PDF
A Theoretical Model for Analysis of Software Review Performance
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Chapter 7
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Chapters five and six described the theoretical EIIO model; this chapter mainly focuses on industry survey design. The first section describes the... Sample PDF
Industry Software Reviews Survey Design
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Chapter 8
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This chapter describes the industry survey results and findings, which include preliminary data analysis (missing value and descriptive data... Sample PDF
Industry Software Reviews Survey Results and Findings
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Chapter 9
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This chapter presents the revised EIIO model from the industry survey results. This includes analyzing the structure paths and validation of the... Sample PDF
A Revised EIIO Model and a Simple Software Review Guide
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Chapter 10
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The aim of this chapter is to identify the key software review inputs that significantly affect review performance in practice. A case study... Sample PDF
Case Study of Software Reviews
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Chapter 11
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This chapter provides recommendations for conducting software reviews in software development environments. It is recommended that the software... Sample PDF
Recommendations for Conducting Software Reviews
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Chapter 12
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This chapter presents theoretical and methodological contributions. It also addresses the limitations of the empirical studies (i.e., industry... Sample PDF
Contributions and Future Directions of Software Reviews
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