Accession Number : ADA236122
Title : Support Materials for the Software Technical Review Process
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
Personal Author(s) : Cross, John A
Report Date : Apr 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 84
Abstract : The purpose of these support materials is to facilitate the teaching and use of software technical reviews in university courses on software engineering subjects. They are intended to supplement the SEI curriculum module, The Software Technical Review Process (CM-3). Although it has been developed for use in a university setting, much of the material is appropriate for the training of professionals as well. The user of this material should consider the variety of ways in which technical review processes may be incorporated into software-related curricula. For example: (1) Instruction in review concepts and procedures gives students the necessary foundation for participating in or implementing a technical review process; (2) Software technical reviews may also be used in the teaching of general concepts of software engineering by requiring students to inspect and discuss concrete examples of software development artifacts; (3) Practice in conducting reviews provides students with an essential means of gaining competence as reviewers. Students may be required to conduct reviews within the context of software development projects; and (4) Group reviews give students an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge that will help them improve their effectiveness as team members. Group reviews may be used to provide experience with group interaction, or they may be used as a means of studying group dynamics.
Descriptors : *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , SETTING(ADJUSTING) , GROUP DYNAMICS , EDUCATION , STUDENTS , MATERIALS , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , CONCRETE , UNIVERSITIES , ARTIFACTS
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE