Software Development Cycle Version 2


Bela Feketekuty

1. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.

2. Product is tested. 20 bugs are found.

3. Programmer fixes 10 of the bugs and explains to the testing department that the other 10 aren't really bugs.

4. Testing department finds that five of the fixes didn't work and discovers 15 new bugs.

5. Repeat three times steps 3 and 4.

6. Due to marketing pressure and an extremely premature product announcement based on overly-optimistic programming schedule, the product is released.

7. Users find 137 new bugs.

8. Original programmer, having cashed his bonus check, is nowhere to be found.

9. Newly-assembled programming team of 6 developers works overtime to decipher the spaghetti code and fix almost all of the 137 bugs.  But they introduce 247 new ones.

10. Original programmer sends underpaid testing department a postcard from Fiji. Entire testing department quits.

11. Company is bought in a hostile takeover by competitor using profits from their latest release, which had 411 bugs.

12. New CEO is brought in by board of directors. He fires software development team and hires a new programmer to redo program from scratch.

13. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.

Note:  Version I of this satire is available on the Internet

All contents are copyright. © 2010 TipsArt
All rights reserved.
Web Design done by Tips BF Consulting    Service    Movie Review