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Estimating Software Costs by Capers Jones

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Chapter 18Estimating Code Inspections

The topic of formal code inspections has a continuous stream of empirical data that runs back to the early 1970s. Formal code inspections were originally developed at the IBM Kingston programming laboratory by Michael Fagan and his colleagues, and have since spread throughout the programming world.

(It is interesting that Michael Fagan, the inventor of inspections, received an IBM outstanding contribution award for the discovery that design and code inspections benefit software quality, schedules, and costs simultaneously.)

Code Inspection Literature

Other researchers, such as Tom Gilb, Dr. Gerald Weinberg, and the author of this book, have followed the use of inspections in recent years, and the method ...

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