What are Technical Reviews in software testing

What are Technical Reviews?

In technical review, reviewers review the document with a main focus on the followings;

  • Is the document following the Specification or not?
  • Is the document following the technical standards and guidelines or not?

Technical review is peer review.

What kind of team members are suitable for technical reviews?

  • Technical experts in the team are suitable persons for reviews.
  • Mostly technical reviewers are from team members but sometimes an external reviewer can also be hired or outsourced to blindly review the working document.
  • The author is mostly not sat with reviewer team because the presence of author can be a cause of business in review results.

What are participants of technical reviews?

Decision maker:

To get a decision.

Review leader:

To lead the review team.


To record all the meeting discussions and observations.

Technical members:

To check the document technically.


Author of the working document but the sometime author is absent in meeting to allow the reviewers to blindly review.

Management Members:

To manage all the review meeting from start to end.