Why technical reviews fail

It’s a common topic, an oft repeated complaint, and one which has already had many many lines of advice written, and countless suggestions offered. So here’s a new slant. The reason most technical reviews fail is because of the writer, not the reviewer. It’s not because the reviewers couldn’t find the time, it’s not because the reviewers didn’t understand the need or reasoning behind the review, it’s not because they didn’t know what to do, and it is most certainly not because they don’t value your contribution to the product and your part in the development process. Because, if any of the above reasons are true, it’s YOUR fault, your responsibility. Katherine Brown covers this area well in her recent …

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