Understanding the Sources of Variation in Software Inspections

  title={Understanding the Sources of Variation in Software Inspections},
  author={Adam A. Porter and Harvey P. Siy and Audris Mockus and Lawrence G. Votta},
  journal={ACM Trans. Softw. Eng. Methodol.},
In a previous experiment, we determined how various changes in three structural elements of the software inspection process (team size and the number and sequencing of sessions) altered effectiveness and interval. Our results showed that such changes did not significantly influence the defect detection rate, but that certain combinations of changes dramatically increased the inspection interval. We also observed a large amount of unexplained variance in the data, indicating that other factors… CONTINUE READING
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