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1. Introduction

The purpose of peer reviews is to remove defects from work products early and efficiently. Peer reviews also serve to provide a better understanding of work products and of the defects that can be prevented.

A peer review is a systematic examination of work products by the author's peers to identify defects and areas where changes are needed.

1.1 Goals

Goal 1 Peer review activities are planned.

Goal 2 Defects in work products are identified and removed.

1.2 Scope

The peer review process is applicable to any business unit requiring a process to review work products related to software or any other business.

1.3 Document Structure

This document is structured as follows;

Section 2 provides the reader with a general overview of the Peer Review Process.

Appendix A contains the bibliography.

Appendix B contains the procedure, checklists, and templates used in the Peer Review Process.

  • Review Procedure
  • Checklists
    • Review Package Cover Sheet
    • Facilitator Checklist
    • Exit Criteria
  • Templates:
    • Meeting Notice
    • Preparation Report
    • Defect List
    • Defect Summary
    • Review Certification Report