What is Structured Walkthrough?

by anupmaurya

In this article, you’ll learn about Structured Walkthrough, its benefits, and more.

A structured walkthrough, a static testing technique performed in an organized manner between a group of peers to review and discuss the technical aspects of the software development process. The main objective of a structured walkthrough is to find defects in order to improve the quality of the product.

Structured walkthroughs are usually NOT used for technical discussions or to discuss the solutions for the issues found. As
explained, the aim is to detect errors and not to correct errors. When the walkthrough is finished, the author of the output is
responsible for fixing the issues.

Benefits Structured Walkthrough

Benefits of Structured Walkthrough are as follows:

  • Saves time and money as defects are found and rectified very early in the lifecycle.
  • This provides value-added comments from reviewers with different technical backgrounds and experience.
  • It notifies the project management team about the progress of the development process.
  • It creates awareness about different development or maintenance methodologies which can provide a professional growth to

Structured Walkthrough Participants

Participants of Structured Walkthrough are as follows

  • Author – The Author of the document under review.
  • Presenter – The presenter usually develops the agenda for the walkthrough and presents the output being reviewed.
  • Moderator – The moderator facilitates the walkthrough session, ensures the walkthrough agenda is followed, and encourages all the reviewers to participate.
  • Reviewers – The reviewers evaluate the document under test to determine if it is technically accurate.
  • Scribe – The scribe is the recorder of the structured walkthrough outcomes who records the issues identified and any other
    technical comments, suggestions, and unresolved questions.

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