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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Benefits of Peer Reviews

Peer review practices are not complex, nor are they difficult to implement. Most IT shops, large or small, should be able to create some form of process that supports periodic inspections. Such a process can deliver distinct benefits to the effectiveness of development activities. Here are three benefits every IT shop can realize by instituting peer reviews.

  • Reliable defect identification and prevention. This is the driving purpose behind peer reviews. Inspecting work products before they are embedded into or integrated with other work will uncover defects much more effectively. With application of this process over time, the resulting end product should be likewise that much cleaner. Additionally, peer reviews help in ...

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