Peer Reviews Presented by Mark Paulk

Webinar Abstract:  Peer reviews include a variety of review techniques, ranging from walkthroughs to inspections. Submitting ones work to a review by ones peers is a fundamental part of the scientific method that has evolved into a wide-ranging set of tools used to identify and remove defects efficiently and to prevent defects by building the knowledge of the team. While there are debates about the best way to run a peer review, there is a consensus that peer reviews are powerful tools for building high-quality software. In this webinar we will discuss a variety of peer review techniques, what distinguishes them, what their advantages and drawbacks are, and what results you should expect from implementing them. If your objective is to leverage quality to achieve lower cost, shorter release cycles, or greater customer satisfaction, then peer reviews should be among the tools in your kit. Consistently and correctly implemented peer reviews add business value to software projects.

Webinar Presenter:  Dr. Mark Paulk teaches software engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas and is a consultant and author in software engineering, software process improvement, high maturity practices, agile methods, and statistical thinking.

Dr. Paulk was a Senior Systems Scientist at the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2012. From 1987 to 2002, Dr. Paulk was with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon, where he led the work on the Capability Maturity Model for Software.  He was co-project editor of ISO/IEC 15504-2 (Software Process Assessment: Baseline Practices Guide) and a contributor to ISO and IEEE standards. He is a co-author of the eSourcing Capability Model for Service Providers.  You can contact Dr. Paulk at or visit his website at

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