L. Harjumaa and H. Hedberg (Finland)
Virtual software inspection, computer-supported software
Research lasting almost ten years has proved the feasibility
of computer-supported software inspections. Arranging
inspections in a distributed and asynchronous manner is
not a straightforward matter, however. The Web provides a
viable environment for collaborative inspection tools, but
even web-based tools have some inadequacies, which
detract from their popularity.
Flexibility and interoperability are the main challenges
which need to be addressed in inspection tool research and
implementation. These features enable the managing of a
variety of complex document types created during the
development cycle and smooth integration of the inspection
tool and process into other development tools and
processes in the organization.