Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Was your last project successful?

I was thinking about how the same project can be rejected or approved depending on who you ask. This flowchart is the result, enjoy.




2 comments:

Albert Gareev said...

Hi,

Interesting flowchart!
One note though. Some testing "schools" decline tester's responsibility for bugs left unfixed and accountability for a quality of released product.
What exit criteria would you define for _them_?

Thank you,
Albert Gareev
http://automation-beyond.com/

not-bob said...

Good Question.

Basically what it boils down to is that everybody (except the end user) has a distorted view of the success of a project. If you solve a user's need and don't cause them grief, then the project was a success. Everybody else is focused on their area of responsibility, even at the expense of what is ultimately good for the user.

Get to know your bias and you can at least start to mitigate any negative effects.