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A Process for Deliverable Reviews 

1 Day

"A great way to find problems faster and better"  - Mark Lewis  

"Randy's experience in performing reviews in actual projects really comes across in the class."  - Linda Phillips 

This is a practical team-based seminar to show how to perform effective walkthroughs and reviews of project deliverables. You will learn the terminology, the unique issues, and the process for performing deliverable reviews from the individual, peer and team perspectives. 

As a result of attending this seminar, you should have a good working knowledge of what it takes to perform reviews of project deliverables. This course will help you become more comfortable and confident in performing reviews. 

You will emerge from this one-day session knowing how to plan and conduct a walkthrough or review. 

Walkthroughs and reviews are powerful techniques that allow people to find defects early in a project before the defects become more difficult and expensive to fix later in the project. 

This course follows the main process of planning a review, performing a review and reporting the results of the review.  The process is reinforced with a case study which starts with an individual review of a sample project deliverable, followed by a peer review involving two people, and finally performed in a team review context of 5 - 6 people.

Return on Investment

  • Learn how to find costly and embarrassing problems early in a project.
  • Understand the key process and interpersonal issues in performing walkthroughs and reviews.
  • Learn the difference between walkthroughs, reviews and inspections.
  • Advance your career by broadening your testing expertise.
Who Will Benefit
  • Project leaders
  • Software designers
  • Software developers
  • End-users
  • Test team leaders
  • Test analysts
  • Testers
  • QA analysts
  • QA managers

The program requires no testing knowledge or experience. Extensive technical knowledge is not a pre-requisite, although a familiarity with coding concepts is helpful. 

Program Information

This course is presented on an in-house basis only unless offered as a special public course. Contact us for information about how to bring this course into your organization. 

Content and Structure


Module 1 - Introduction to Review-Based Techniques (.5 hr.)
  • What are reviews?
  • Why perform early verification?
  • Where does verification fit into the System Development Life Cycle?
  • Interpersonal and cultural issues

Module 2 - Planning the Review (1 hr.)

  • The role and responsibilities of the review leader
  • Identifying the deliverable to review and its review criteria
  • Developing review checklists for the reviewers based on requirements
  • Selecting the review team and assign review duties

Module 3 - Conducting the Review (1 hr.)

  • The role and responsibilities of the review leader
  • Inform the reviewers of their review duties, tasks, and schedule
  • Collect the reviews in a review meeting
  • Dealing with interpersonal issues
  • Common review pitfalls and how to avoid them

Module 4 - Report and Follow-up on the Review (1 hr.)

  • The role and responsibilities of the review leader
  • Compile the review findings into a single review report 
  • Track review findings or issues
  • Follow-up on review findings or issues

Case Study Exercise (3 hours)

A case study will be provided which contains deliverables to be reviewed, including a requirements document, use case and test plan. Templates will be provided to document findings. The exercises will be performed individually, in pairs and by small teams of 3 to 6 people, with one person assigned to be the review facilitator. The instructor will observe and assist each team as needed during the exercise. After each exercise, the results will be discussed as a class. Application will be made to show any points of improvement and how to apply the process to the studentsí projects.


Course notebook with slides, worksheets, checklists, complete examples and supporting text.

You will have the basic information needed to plan and execute deliverable reviews in your organization.

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