Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 10:38:17 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: SAS Assessment
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> From: Jack Hamilton
> > 11. Quality is:
> > [ ] conformance to User Requirements
> > [ ] conformance to Design Specifications
> > [ ] conformance to Requirements Specifications
> To many of your questions the answer is "All of most of the
> above", but I'd
> say the answer to this question is "None of the above".
> Well, I suppose that would be "other".
> What do you think the correct answer is?
> I would dismiss the first three answers because I think that
> the correct
> answer is "Solving the problem in question", which is not
> guaranteed by
> meeting requirements or specifications. An iterative
> solution developed in
> cooperation with users may be the most effective way to solve
> many problems.
the original poster wrote to me
asking for the correct answers
since he didn't know SAS, at all!
I had to break his heart and reply that I was joking.
my answer to this would #1
I mentioned Phil Crosby, the original author of Zero Defects
in my SUGI30 Coder's Corner paper:
The Writing for Reading and Reuse Program Header
you are, of course, correct:
development is an iterative process
and the customer is always right.
thus: User Requirements are the key, for me.
it's the Change Orders that make the process slow.
Ron Fehd the orderly process maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot