Roles and Activities > Developer Role Set > Design Reviewer
The design reviewer role plans and conducts the formal reviews of the Artifact: Design Model.
The design reviewer has the same staffing profile as the Role:
Software Architect, although with a more narrow focus on the technical
issues. Leadership, maturity, pragmatism, and result-orientation are important
to lesser degrees, but still important: a reviewer may uncover design defects
that are likely to be unpopular if they threaten the schedule of the project.
Still, it is better to raise critical issues early, when they can be resolved
rather than blindly following a schedule that leads the project team down the
wrong path. The design reviewer needs to balance risks against costs, remaining
sensitive to the broader issues of project success. The design reviewer also
needs to be a persuasive communicator who can raise and discuss sensitive
issues. From a technical knowledge standpoint, the design reviewer needs to have
experience as a Role: Designer.
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