Software Development Cycle Version 2
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.
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
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