Increasing inspection efficiency through group support systems

Thomas Lee Rodgers, Douglas L. Dean, Jay F Nunamaker

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Abstract

Previous research has found that that software inspection teams that use group support systems (GSS) are more effective and efficient in finding defects than inspection teams using the traditional paper logging method. In an earlier study, GSS-supported teams found forty percent more major defects and forty percent more defects per inspection hour. This paper extends previous research by examining the underlying factors that led to these improvements. This study found two major contributing factors: 1) greater attention focused on finding defects for both inspectors and moderators, and 2) greater adherence to target preparation rates over time. Both factors significantly improve inspections efficiency and effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
EditorsR.H. Sprague Jr.
Pages235-244
Number of pages10
Volume37
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Big Island, HI., United States
Duration: Jan 5 2004Jan 8 2004

Other

OtherProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI.
Period1/5/041/8/04

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Keywords

  • Collaborative attention
  • Collaborative preparation
  • Group support systems
  • Software inspections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Rodgers, T. L., Dean, D. L., & Nunamaker, J. F. (2004). Increasing inspection efficiency through group support systems. In R. H. Sprague Jr. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Vol. 37, pp. 235-244). [CLPAS02]

Increasing inspection efficiency through group support systems. / Rodgers, Thomas Lee; Dean, Douglas L.; Nunamaker, Jay F.

Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. ed. / R.H. Sprague Jr. Vol. 37 2004. p. 235-244 CLPAS02.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rodgers, TL, Dean, DL & Nunamaker, JF 2004, Increasing inspection efficiency through group support systems. in RH Sprague Jr. (ed.), Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. vol. 37, CLPAS02, pp. 235-244, Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Big Island, HI., United States, 1/5/04.
Rodgers TL, Dean DL, Nunamaker JF. Increasing inspection efficiency through group support systems. In Sprague Jr. RH, editor, Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Vol. 37. 2004. p. 235-244. CLPAS02
Rodgers, Thomas Lee ; Dean, Douglas L. ; Nunamaker, Jay F. / Increasing inspection efficiency through group support systems. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. editor / R.H. Sprague Jr. Vol. 37 2004. pp. 235-244
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