Software Inspections


Date: On demand
Duration: 2 days, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: ONLINE
Language: English
Referent: Ralf Schneeweiß
Early Bird: N.A.
Price: N.A.


Reviews and inspections can be conducted independent of process model, development environment, and programming language; they are therefore a useful tool for the entire software industry. Join Peter Rösler for two days and learn how to plan and lead a review as a moderator, and how to evaluate the results quantitatively and qualitatively.

Target group

  • Software developers
  • Project managers
  • QA representatives
  • Software testers


In addition to the seminar materials, each participant receives the book ”Reviews in der System- und Softwareentwicklung“ by Rösler / Schlich / Kneuper (German language) or, if preferred, “Software Inspection” by Gilb/Graham (English language).

Furthermore, the seminar price includes fifteen hours of online support by the trainer. These can be used by the participants as and when required, for example, if they are to lead their first review as a moderator after the seminar.


Reviews improve not only SW quality – they also increase the productivity of SW projects, a consideration frequently overlooked. Productivity can be increased by as much as 25 – 35 % if reviews are conducted properly, i.e. if the critical success factors of reviews are taken into account.

Reviews such as these are also referred to as “formal inspections”, “Fagan/Gilb-style inspections” and “peer reviews”. Since 1975, many organisations have carried them out successfully. The main aim of these reviews is to identify errors in text documents or programs at an early stage. Such reviews are to be distinguished from walk-throughs / presentation reviews, in which the author presents the content of a document, or management reviews / project status reviews, in which decisions are made as to whether and how something should be carried out.


1st Day

  • Introduction to reviews and inspections.
  • Types of review.
  • The phases of a review.
  • Participant roles.
  • 15 critical success factors.
  • Agile software development and agile inspections.
  • Video scenes demonstrating appropriate and inappropriate conduct of reviews.

2nd Day

  • Exercise: conducting a real review
    For this exercise, participants will check a C-program against its specifications, using checklists. (The course material also contains an exercise for reviewing text documents. If preferred, the participants can review the text document instead.)
  • Tools
  • Work aids and forms
Dipl.-Inform. Peter RöslerDipl.-Inform. Peter Rösler

Peter Roesler was born in 1961 and studied computer science at the Technical University of Munich from 1981 to 1987. He has worked as a programmer,…


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“The practical exercise was very helpful for the overall understanding.”
D. Sentler, odelo GmbH

“Everything was presented in an extraordinarily understandable and exciting way. My expectations were more than met. It’s amazing what you can still learn here about reviews.”
H. Königsreuther, Bühler Motor GmbH

„Many thanks for new ideas, which I will try to implement in my company. Especially the practical part was varied and fun. Keep it up!”
S. Lucks, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.

„Highly recommended! Every SW engineer should be made to attend!!!”

„The practical exercise: performing an inspection on a C source file was very useful!”
H. Hild, Braun GmbH


You have questions about the possibilities of realising this seminar and/or need further information? Send us a non-binding enquiry and we will get in touch with you.