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Lets hurry and get to QA so we can get our Requirements...:(

I was chatting with a buddy last week and he told me that during a recent meeting, one of the consultants he was working made this statement.  'We need to hurry up and get to QA so we can get the requirements for this release'.  If that one sentence does not speak volumes, I don't know what does.

When you get requirements during the 'QA cycle' (this shop is standard waterfall) does that make the QA cycle the elaboration phase? or the QA phase?

I still have a smile on my face 2 days after hearing this one. :)

 


Posted 07-18-2007 8:15 AM by Derik Whittaker
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expresso wrote re: Lets hurry and get to QA so we can get our Requirements...:(
on 07-18-2007 9:25 AM

What did you say?

Uh, that's why a mostly do NOT like working with consultants and why a lot of them get a bad rap.  I've worked with good consultants also.  So I hope everyone in the room looked at him like he is a moron?

Or better, ready to get rid of him?

Derik Whittaker wrote re: Lets hurry and get to QA so we can get our Requirements...:(
on 07-18-2007 9:36 AM

In this case it is not the consultants, it is just the way the business works. :(

Christopher Bennage wrote re: Lets hurry and get to QA so we can get our Requirements...:(
on 07-18-2007 11:14 AM

"We all know that the requirements flow once the users have something in front of them."

I heard that one in a session on requirements gathering/documentation from a shop employing a traditional approach.  I smiled for a couple of days after too.

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