Peer reviews are performed on selected work products and peer review data is analysed.
This Specific Goal is looking to have demonstrated that all work products are reviewed according to the plan and that reviews are conducted in accordance with established procedures.
This includes adherence to the mix of review types as planned for and management of issues through to closure. In particular it looks to ensure that important work products are reviewed by the test function for testability (thinking and defining how an item or feature is to be tested).
This Specific Goal also looks to demonstrate that the data resulting form peer reviews are collated and analysed to:
SP 2.1 Conduct peer reviews
SP 2.2 Testers review the test basis documents
This review almost always identifies issues with the item or feature – for example incomplete, inconsistent, incorrect or ambiguous.
SP 2.3 Analyse peer review data