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Introduction to the Personal Software Process by Watts S. Humphrey - Carnegie Mellon University

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14The Code Review Checklist

The key to conducting effective code reviews is having an efficient review procedure. This chapter describes code review checklists, and explains how they can help you to quickly and efficiently find the defects in your programs and how to develop a checklist for your personal use. For the assignment, you will design a checklist for the defects you typically inject and then use this checklist when you review your programs.

14.1 Why Do Checklists Help?

A checklist contains a series of procedural steps that you want to follow precisely. When people have important things that they want to do exactly as specified, they often use checklists. Airline pilots, for example, use them for the preflight check before taking off. ...

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