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!!!
Ben Poole(30/09/2011 07:44:57 GDT)
Marc: love it!
As for those developer notes Mr. Myers, we both know it’s not you who should be lined up and shot
Mark Myers(27/09/2011 14:08:51 GDT)
didn’t MBR do that with an Amazon voucher?
its a grand plan!
Mark Myers(27/09/2011 11:17:19 GDT)
Ohhhhhh good one, that’s an evil line
Mick Moignard(27/09/2011 11:16:02 GDT)
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.
Marc Champoux(27/09/2011 13:04:55 GDT)
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.