We take a look at role of each briefly in thefollowing. Inspector performs the duty of finding defectsin the product.
Besides performing duty as an inspector, an inspector mayperform duty as moderator, author, reader, and recorder whenever possible. Usuallythose personnel are considered good for inspector who has done some similarwork in the earlier projects. People who wrote requirements can be a goodchoice for design inspection. Outside inspectors can also be brought in if theyhave better knowledge of the system being built. Moderator is the one who leads the inspectionmeeting and ensures that good inspection is carried out.
This role is the mostcritical to formal inspection process therefore, moderators must be trained.Moderator remains active during all inspection activities. Moderator performsduties such as: 1. Selecting members for the inspection team. 2. Assigning roles toteam members individually and together 3. Leading the teamthroughout the process 4. Collecting inspectiondata on inspection report forms Reader is responsible for reading thedocument.
He also tries to explain the document with different examples so thateveryone in the meeting can understand it clearly and only one interpretationis made by all the participants of everything that he or she reads. Recorder is responsible for recording thedefects and issues that were raised during the inspection meeting. Recorderacts as a reader too as he after recording the defect reads it in the meetingto make sure to everyone that he has written only what was reported and noerror has been done by him while recording the defect Author creates the underlying work product to beinspected. He or she also answers questions during the meeting so thatmisunderstanding may not lead to mark something as a defect when actually itisn’t. Author also acts an inspector during inspection meeting as he correctsall the defects found during the inspection meeting.