Code Inspection Increases Agility
Regular code inspection helps make software more receptive to change. Improve the maintainability of software so that you can implement changes in a uniform and consistent manner.
Research has yielded these findings:
- ICI found that maintaining a portfolio of about 400 programs was only about 10% of the cost of maintaining a similar set of programs that had not been inspected.
- A study of large programs found that every hour spent on inspections avoided an average of 33 hours of maintenance.
- Increased quality assurance is associated with a decreased error rate but does not increase overall development cost.