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Optimizing Software Development Process through Effective Reviews: Method of Eliciting Defects at the origin using Checklists

Author Affiliations

  • 1Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
  • 2Mar Thoma Institute of Information Technology, Kollam, Kerala, India

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 1-5, July,6 (2016)


Software development companies practice defect prevention and defect removal activities to minimize defects in their customer deliverables. Reviews are one of the best and easily adaptable techniques to find the defects in the work product. It facilitate the detection of defect at the time of origin and it in-turn reduce the turnaround time for attaining the work product quality. Reviews are considered as a preventive measure to avoid the injection of defects to subsequent phases of software development cycles and improve work product quality, however it increases Cost of Quality (CoQ), more precisely it increases appraisal/prevention cost. So, to make the review effective and perform it in minimum time is an essential aspect to execute the project within time and budget. This study is an attempt to make the reviews effective by using checklists in reviews. The study revealed that, the use of checklists in reviews improves review quality and reduce turnaround time for the work product to attain the stability within budget and time.


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