International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)

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IJMECS Vol.7, No.3, Mar. 2015

Software Inspection in Software Industry: A Pakistan's Perspective

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Waqas Ali, Zia-Ur-Rehman, Akhter Badshah, Ali Javed

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Software Inspection;Inspection Meeting;Software firms;Software Quality Assurance;Pakistan


Today in software world the qualifying criterion for a software product is to be of high quality. Quality enables a software product to conform to customer's expectations. It is another name for best available services and is made acceptable through many practices like reviews, inspections and testing. Among these software inspection is the one which is cost efficient and easy to implement technique. Software inspection is composed of many activities to result in improving the underlying document better and creates consistent understanding. This research presents the different activities in the inspection and practicing of these activities in the software industry of Pakistan. This research is carried out through questionnaires. The answers demonstrate that software inspection is source of better quality products and customer satisfaction without using any proper framework of inspection.

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Waqas Ali, Zia-Ur-Rehman, Akhter Badshah, Ali Javed,"Software Inspection in Software Industry: A Pakistan's Perspective", IJMECS, vol.7, no.3, pp.47-53, 2015.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2015.03.07


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