Monday, 11 May 2009

Treat Developers Like Swine

Not one to miss out on an opportunity to jump on the Swine Flu bandwagon, the Catch it. Bin it. Kill it campaign ( who wants an MP3 message for their speaking lift ??? ) and its message of stopping the spread of bugs should strike a chord with any QA Manager.

So order some of the posters and stick them on the developers cubicles.

Change the message in your speaking lift.

Stop those bugs before they spread to the users.

Although the above is flippant, it was inspired by reading a blog post about The biggest issue facing America all about the Health Care crisis.

One of the comments made an observation about the aversion to spending money on preventive medicine which reminded me of the technical debt debate and I wondered if any of the ways preventive medicine is sold could be utilised to sell the message of higher quality code...

I think something more than a speaking lift message about TDD is required though

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