I recently found this in a Java tech spec, written by a developer who should have known better
“Note No Non-Functional or Quality of Service criterion has been established from the Phase 3 System Requirements in terms of facilitating the quantitative assessment and validation of the XXX Phase 3 Architecture”
Shoot me now!!!
Marc: love it!
As for those developer notes Mr. Myers, we both know it’s not you who should be lined up and shot
didn’t MBR do that with an Amazon voucher?
its a grand plan!
Ohhhhhh good one, that’s an evil line
In my mainframe days as a programming project leader, I once got a system spec, all fully signed off, QA approved, the whole corporate works, where, under the heading Management Reports, was the one liner
“There will be Management Reports”.
I refused it. After the inevitable fight, the QA department sided with me (?!??!?!?) and the project got canned.
Back when I was coding a few years ago, I often had to come up with User Requirements and Design Specs documents. I’d create them and make sure they were complete (i.e. none of that “there will be a management report” one-liner).
However, I was sure nobody was reading what I wrote so I decided to have a bit of fun and for 2 years in a row, I would always add a line somewhere buried in a paragraph that said “If you read this line, let me know and I will buy you a coffee”. It took 2 years for QA to finally discover that line.
Even after QA discovered it, I kept doing it anyway because I wanted to see if the business owners were reading what I wrote for them… They weren’t because I never got a comment from them about it.