Journal Paper: Cover of IBM Systems Journal

Design and Code Inspections to Reduce Errors in Program Development

  • Michael E. Fagan
  • Recorded 1976 in IBM Systems Journal Link to IBM Systems Journal at www.research.ibm.com/journal, 15, no. 3
  • Pages 182-211
  • Abstract:
    Substantial net improvements in programming quality and productivity have been obtained through the use of formal inspections of design and of code. Improvements are made possible by a systematic and efficient design and code verification process, with well-defined roles for inspection participants. The manner in which inspection data is categorized and made suitable for process analysis is an important factor in attaining the improvements. It is shown that by using inspection results, a mechanism for initial error reduction followed by ever-improving error rates can be achieved.
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