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Product review



Ensure that the product is perfect before it is released to the client or users.


One or more representatives of the client and other experts do a walk-through of the final product before it is released. This ensures that the product meets pre-set quality standards, and that all agreed-upon requirements are part of the product. A product demonstration is often part of this exercise.


  • One or more representatives of the client and/or other experts.
  • A well-prepared demonstration that shows all the relevant parts of the product.
  • Sufficient time (half an hour to several hours) to do a demonstration and walk-through.
  • The list of product requirements.

In practice

Agile methodologies like Scrum explicitly make reviews or demos part of the process. This ensures that after every sprint iteration, the client and development team are aware of the project’s status and of the goals or requirements that are not yet met.

Phase(s) of use

In the following project phase(s) product review can be used:

  • Realisation
  • Evaluation