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Simulator for Software Project Inspection


P. K. Suri, Bharat Bhushan, Ashish Jolly


Vol. 9  No. 8  pp. 110-116


Software project inspection has been shown to be an effective defect removal practice, leading to higher quality software with lower field failures. The use of software code inspections, design inspections, and requirements inspections, has been found to increase software quality and lower software development costs. Efficiency is the main attribute of reliability. Efficiency measures the performance of the software and performance of software is better if it is error free or defect free. To check the defect free software and to make it acceptable in the market, the software is inspected by the analysts on various criteria. The criteria are termed as defects classification and they are described as defects like Logical, User Interface, Design Issues, Hard Coding, Modularity etc. An attempt has been made to design a simulator to inspect the software on the basis of certain criteria. The software is divided into ten modules and each module is inspected by fourteen analysts. Each analyst gives his view about the different criteria. The rate of agreement among the analyst is computed on the basis of Fleiss Kappa Coefficient using various relations. The value of Kappa Coefficient decides whether the analysts are agreed on these criteria. If they agree on these criteria, then the software is treated to be better and more efficient as compared to the previous version.


Defect analysis, Defect Classification, Efficiency, Fleiss Kappa Coefficient, Inspection