Review & Inspection Workshop

Many people do participate in reviews, however, without proper training how to review and what to look for, the effectiveness is known to be very low.
This way, the benefit is usually much less than the cost.
With proper training, the Return on Investment can be huge, and can even be calculated.

That's why we provide this workshop, where we focus on:

  • What are the various Review & Inspection approaches
  • Why and when to use which approach
  • How to find many more real issues in documents than you even can imagine
  • How to organize very effective reviews/inspections very efficiently
  • How to prevent the emotions often arising in reviews
  • How to calculate the Return on Investment of reviews and Inspections
  • How to solve the issues found as efficiently as possible
  • How to prevent the issues found to be caused again

The combined focus is about how our projects can be more successful in shorter time.

Not so long ago we organized a 2½ day Review & Inspections Workshop at Infineon in Romania, not just about how to economically conduct reviews and which different approaches there are to select from, but also about what we can do about the issues we encounter in these reviews and even how we can improve the results of our projects in general. The Romanian people liked so much what they learnt that they suggested that the people in Munich should also have a chance to learn the same things. They envisioned that this would greatly enhance the good cooperation between the German and the Romanian development people.

You can download a version of the Handout: ReviewInspCourse (pdf, 2504 kb).
Every time we run this course the handout is updated based on the newest insights.

The program includes:
(The exact order will be adapted to the response of the audience)

  • The goal of projects
  • What is quality
  • What are defects
  • Zero Defects
  • Review types
  • Review concepts
  • Inspection types
  • Gilb Inspections
  • Exercises
  • Fagan Inspections
  • Cleanroom Inspections
  • Early Inspections / SQC process
  • Capita Selecta on things we can do about the issues found
  • Depending on time and specific response:
    • Stakeholders, Requirements, Design
    • Risk
    • Human Behavior
    • Organizing your Project
    • Testing
  • What Now?

Day 3 is an optional bonus presentation with focus on the Evolutionary Project (Evo) Approach, a very short version of the Quality On Time workshop. Using the Evo approach allows your current project almost overnight to start delivering better results in 30% shorter time, with less stress. This is not another theoretical approach, but rather a very pragmatic way, proven to be successful in the practice of many projects. Especially if your project is using more time than you, or your business counterparts like, you can learn what you really and immediately can do about it. We will do an exercise to better understand how to apply the ideas in the practice of your own project.
It is advisable that this presentation is attended by complete project teams including their project manager, even preferably by their business counterparts, like product managers or account managers.

Presenter: Niels Malotaux

Daily program:
first day 9:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:00
second day 9:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:00
third day 9:00 - 12:30