Design Review Motivation Guide

Predictive Design

Design Reviews are more powerful than Control Reviews!

The earlier a product design is reviewed, the better is the chance that omissions and mistakes will be caught before they become expensive. Design Reviews are reviews of the design, not reviews of the as-built model or prototype or product. Control reviews examine as-built models, prototypes, and products to verify that they conform to specification - or not. A Design Review is proactive. A Control Review is reactive. In short, a Design Review is a review of design or pending design and not a review of as-built physical or compiled product.

Design Reviews | Quality Reviews | Software Inspections:  Benefits 1 - Predictive Design