What is Inspection in software testing?

  • It is the most formal review type
  • It is led by the trained moderators
  • During inspection the documents are prepared and checked thoroughly by the reviewers before the meeting
  • It involves peers to examine the product
  • A separate preparation is carried out during which the product is examined and the defects are found
  • The defects found are documented in a logging list or issue log
  • A formal follow-up is carried out by the moderator applying exit criteria

The goals of inspection are:

  • It helps the author to improve the quality of the document under inspection
  • It removes defects efficiently and as early as possible
  • It improve product quality
  • It create common understanding by exchanging information
  • It learn from defects found and prevent the occurrence of similar defects