Effective Inspections Do you have checklists that focus reviewers attention on areas that have been problems in the past? Is the emphasis on defect detection rather than correction? Are inspectors given enough time to prepare before the inspection meeting and is each one prepared? Does each participant have a distinct role to play? Does the meeting move at a productive rate? Is the meeting limited to 2 hours? Has the moderator received specific training in conducting inspections? Is data about error types collected at each inspection so that you can tailor future checklists to your specific organization? Is data about preparation and inspection rates collected so that you can optimize future preparation and inspections? Are the action items assigned at each inspection followed up, either personally by the moderator or with a reinspection? Does management understand why it should not attend inspection meetings?