This web provides a centralized source for materials on Formal Technical Review (FTR) a term encompassing a variety of software review methods such as Fagan Inspections (Fagan76), Active Design Reviews (Parnas85), Phased Inspections (Knight93 ), and FTArm (Johnson94).
Formal Technical Review can be defined as:A method involving a structured encounter in which a group of technical personnel analyzes an artifact according to a well-defined process. The outcome is a structured artifact that assesses or improves the quality of the artifact as well as the quality of the method.
- What's New?
- A record of updates to this archive. The last update occurred on: December 22, 2001.
- FTR Library
- A cross-indexed bibliography on FTR with over 230 entries.
- A listing of known computer-based tools that support software review.
- Lecture materials for educators.
- Motorola's Formal Inspection Process
- Materials on formal inspection developed by Alan R. Weiss and Kerry Kimbrough.
- NASA's Formal Inspection Process
- The Home Page for Inspections at NASA.
- Education and Training
- A listing of consultants and organizations providing training in FTR.
- The SIRO Home Page.
- SIRO (Software Inspection and Review Organization) is an industry-based, voluntary organization devoted to the exchange of information about group-based examination of software work products.
- Miscellaneous FAQs.
- Some tidbits that didn't fit anyplace else.
Contributions of new materials for inclusion in this archive are gratefully welcomed. Send citations, events, tool pointers, corrections, or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like to particularly thank Bruno Peeters (email@example.com) and Tom Gilb (Gilb@acm.org) for their many additions to the WWW FTR Library.