Using Qodana, you can significantly enhance your code inspection workflow. To better achieve your goals, you may want to start using several features that are available out of the box:
Baseline lets you group the existing code problems into several categories to efficiently monitor your code evolution.
Quality gate helps you ensure that your code contains the minimum number of problems or is completely free of them. If combined with the baseline, this feature will make your code quality monitoring even more flexible.
The PHP version migration feature lets you monitor problems specific to a specific PHP version that may arise when you decide to migrate between versions.
License audit lets you verify your project license for compatibility with the licenses of its dependencies.