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Using Simulation to Build Inspection Efficiency Benchmarks for Development Projects

 

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Science Council of Japan; Information Processing Society of Japan; Japan Society of Software Science and Technology; Association for Computing Machinery -ACM-; IEEE Computer Society:
20th International Conference on Software Engineering 1998. Proceedings
Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1998
ISBN: 0-8186-8368-6
pp.340-349 : Ill., Lit.
International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) <20, 1998, Kyoto>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IESE ()
inspection efficiency; quality modeling; simulation; software inspection

Abstract
It is difficult for organizations introducing and using software inspections to evaluate how efficient they are. However, it is of practical importance to determine whether they have been effectively implemented or whether corrective actions are necessary to bring them up to standard. We present in this paper a procedure for building inspection efficiency benchmarks based on simulation and typical inspection data. Based on most of the data published in the literature, we build an industry-wide benchmark which intends to capture the current practice regarding inspection efficiency. This benchmark construction procedure can also be used to build enterprise specific benchmarks. Last, we assess how robust we can expect them to be by distoring their input distributions to reflect violations of the assumptions made.

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