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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct software inspections and reviews 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
386055  Conduct software inspections and reviews 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to describe the benefits of inspections whilst achieving the most value for the inspection effort by understanding the different factors affecting the inspection process. Learners will also be able to use different forms of inspection by establishing different process variations to fit different environments and then to effectively monitor the inspection process to improve its effectiveness.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of software inspections and reviews.
  • Establishing an inspection and review process.
  • Implementing an inspection and review process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of software inspections and reviews. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the benefits and reasons to inspect and review software. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different forms of inspection are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of formal reviews and internal review cycles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process for verification and validation is described in terms of the inspection process and environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Establish an inspection and review process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons why an inspection and review process is needed are given with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the characteristics of effective process models. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The inspection and review process steps are set-up to identify software defects early. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the inspection and review process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant information is gathered from relevant documentation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant documentation may include but is not limited to planning documentation, requirement documentation, design documentation and test case documentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The inspection process is tested against its intended use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A standard inspection process is identified and applied to a number of variations of the process for different situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The inspection process is monitored to improve its functionality for future use. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The elements of the software testing process.
  • The steps in establishing the inspection and review process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining the carrying out of the inspection and review process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to carry out an effective inspection and review process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in ways that will assist selecting and using the most appropriate inspection process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information during the software inspection and review process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with inspection team whilst gathering information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to capture, record and process data gathered. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where using the incorrect inspection and review process can have a negative impact effective software testing and review. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  83026   National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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