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Inspection Metrics/Quick Feedback

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102473D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 3 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bradshaw, KA: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a computer network system (single or multi-nodal) that incorporates and supports edit, print, display, graphics and statistics routines, this software mechanism (Inspection Metrics/Quick Feedback (IMQF)) solves problems encountered in the gathering of metrics and the dissemination of statistical analyses of said metrics representing early- stage, software development defects discovery.

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Inspection Metrics/Quick Feedback

       In a computer network system (single or multi-nodal) that
incorporates and supports edit, print, display, graphics and
statistics routines, this software mechanism (Inspection
Metrics/Quick Feedback (IMQF)) solves problems encountered in the
gathering of metrics and the dissemination of statistical analyses of
said metrics representing early- stage, software development defects
discovery.

      The metrics include unit size of materials inspected and/or
tested, number of inspectors, amount of time spent in preparation for
and during an inspection meeting, and the number of defects
discovered.

      This invention disclosure includes the claim that the
particular combinations of normal probability, statistics and
statistical process control charts assimilated by IMQF solve the need
for an indication of the effectiveness of the defect discovery
processes, and whether or not the materials may be "error-prone".
This claim includes the particular algorithm for calculating
time-per-person-per-unit.

      The interpretation of the resulting statistics and charts, and
actions taken based on the interpretations can result in better
quality and earlier quality software.

      There have been many technical reports written on the subject
of the use of statistics and control charts to control software
development processes.  IMQF embodies the application of some of
those ideas, plus new ideas originating with the invent...