Research Finding:
A study of 13 reviews at AT&T found that the importance of the review meeting itself was overrated; 90% of the defects were found in preparation for the review meeting and only about 10% were found during the review itself.

Source:

Cover of Communications of the ACM

Inspections - Some Surprising Findings

  • Recorded 1999 in Communications of the ACM, 42, no. 4, April
  • Pages 17-19
  • Robert L. Glass