IEEE Standard for Software Reviews
IEEE Computer Society
Sponsored by the Software Engineering Standards Committee
4 March 1998 SH94592
IEEE Std 1028-1997
IEEE Standard for Software Reviews
Software Engineering Standards Committee of the IEEE Computer Society
Approved 9 December 1997
IEEE Standards Board
Abstract: Thisstandard defines five types of software reviews, together with procedures required for the execution of each review type. This standard is concerned only with the reviews; it does not deﬁne procedures for determining the necessity of a review, nor does it specify the disposition of the results of the review. Review types include management reviews, technical reviews, inspections, walk-throughs, andaudits. Keywords: audit, inspection, review, walk-through
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