Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To QA We Go

Posted on 11 September 2004 in Work (No comments)

After many months of work, one of my big projects finally got submitted to the Quality Assurance (QA) team yesterday. It's slightly late but it's finally met a major milestone in the project. As its a satellite project, after QA it has to go off to a branch of Sky called SSSL to be tested by them, and once we've then fixed any bugs they highlight, we can prepare to put the project live.

It's been a mammoth project with lots of unforeseen problems at the last minute - the sheer size of the project meant that there were always going to be problems that cropped up but unfortunatly there were more than we expected. And due to conflicts, we had to farm off part of the work onto another project which means that one piece of functionality will have to wait until that project is finished before the users get to see it. But at least we're nearly there.

One thing that is noticeable is just how redundant I am in my producer capacity near the end. Back in my developer days, points like this would have meant all hands to the pumps to get it ready, but as a producer all you can do is sit back, feel a little redundant and try not to get in the way too much.

Indeed a felt a pang of guilt every time I spotted a bug and reported it - not because it's not better to spot bugs before QA get their hands on it, because it is, but because you're adding even more work on other peoples heads as they rush towards a major project milestone.

Still it's the life I chose to lead but it just reminds me that there's a bit of a developer in me yet. And that's one thing I've always wanted to keep in me when I moved over.

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