Monday, 11 October 2010

I iz bad Kommunication?

You know the scene. You're on a project, you spot a potential issue, you flag it however you feel appropriate, email, voice it at stand ups, etc.

You're ignored, 2 weeks later it's now an issue and it's not the first time this has happened.

Are you a bad communicator? Is Test just being ignored in general?

Do you:

a. Laugh at everybody.
b. Feel frustrated and ignored.
c. Give up caring.
d. Look for another way to communicate the issues.
e. Care but give up trying to flag issues.
f. Try figure out why your messsage is not getting across.

Answers and any other suggestions on the back of a postcard.

1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised this hasn't generated a raft of comments. It is the age old problem. You test. You report. How much should you care. For me d and f are the only real options. Otherwise the next point comes into play: g. update the cv. If you continually flag up issues, and the are ignored until the cannot be avoided, it degraded the value of the tester's role within the process. It'll be unhealthy to stick around much seeing if points d and f work.