define : Formal Technical Review: Reviews that include walkthroughs, inspection?
Reviews that include walkthroughs, inspection, round-robin reviews and other small group technical assessment of software. It is a planned and control meeting attended by the analyst, programmers and people involve in the software development.
> Uncover errors in logic, function or implementation for any representation of software,
> To verify that the software under review meets the requirements.
> To ensure that the software has been represented according to predefined standards.
> To achieve software that is developed in a uniform manner.
> To make project more manageable.
> Early discovery of software defects, so that in the development and maintenance phase the errors are substantially reduced. " Serves as a training ground, enabling junior members to observe the different approaches in the software development phases (gives them helicopter view of what other are doing when developing the software).
> Allows for continuity and backup of the project. This is because a number of people are become familiar with parts of the software that they might not have otherwise seen.
> Greater cohesion between different developers.