To facilitate the review so as to maximize the productivity of the reviewers and meet defined quality
This task is just a generic task; for specific information on how to coordinate and organize reviews see the Organize Review
task. Depending on the work product under review, see
also the Technical
tasks for getting a better understanding of the steps that need to be followed.
While each of the specific review tasks and accompanying guidelines in RUP provides specific guidelines and suggestions
about how to conduct each review, the following guidelines are generally helpful when conducting any review:
Always set aside specific time to conduct the review, usually in a recognized and repeatable meeting format, even
if the meeting itself is casual or informal.
To improve productivity, have the meeting participants prepare their own detailed reviews feedback on their own
prior to the meeting.
Note: you should consider using these checklists in your daily work on each work product: this will
potentially save you time and effort in downstream rework. Note also that these checklists are useful for informal
as well as formal review meetings.
the quality of what has been produced to make sure the work meets an appropriate and acceptable standard of
the completeness of what has been produced to make sure the work is sufficient for the subsequent work it
will be referenced or consumed in. In many cases, a checklist is provided to help with this task; refer to
the checklist for each work product or its associated tasks.
Following each review meeting, the results of the meeting should be documented in some form of Review Record. In addition, change request may be formally recorded (and eventually assigned to someone to own and drive
Once of the most important yet surprisingly often neglected aspects of reviews is the management to resolution of the
follow-up tasks or actions identified during the review. While you can usually assign many of the identified actions
during the course of the review meeting itself, be prepared to reassign tasks as needed to help balance the workload of
The main input work product(s) for this task depend on the specific review type: in a technical review it could be a
set of requirements, design model or code; in a management review the information resides in one or more of the project
plans. The work products mentioned in the "Input work products" section define a review framework, providing guidance
and directions with regards to what the overall scope of the reviews should be, when they should take place, what is
the level of formalism, and so forth. More detailed guidance could be found in the the Measurement Plan, the Quality
Assurance Plan, the Development Process, and the Project Specific Guidelines).