What is Inspection in software testing?


  • It is the most formal review type
  • It is led by the trained moderators
  • During inspection the documents are prepared and checked thoroughly by the reviewers before the meeting
  • It involves peers to examine the product
  • A separate preparation is carried out during which the product is examined and the defects are found
  • The defects found are documented in a logging list or issue log
  • A formal follow-up is carried out by the moderator applying exit criteria

The goals of inspection are:

  1. It helps the author to improve the quality of the document under inspection
  2. It removes defects efficiently and as early as possible
  3. It improve product quality
  4. It create common understanding by exchanging information
  5. It learn from defects found and prevent the occurrence of similar defects