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The Phoenix Project by George Spafford, Kevin Behr, Gene Kim

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Chapter 6

In another one of the endless Phoenix status meetings, I realize that the developers are even more behind than we feared. As Wes had predicted, more and more work is being deferred to the next release, including almost all of the testing.

This means that we’ll be the ones finding the problems when they blow up in production, instead of the Quality Assurance (QA) Department.

Great.

During a lull in the discussion, I look down at my phone and see an e-mail from Patty. She wants to meet about resourcing, promising some eye-opening surprises.

I open the attached spreadsheet, seeing an encouraging level of detail, but on my minuscule phone screen, I can’t make heads or tails of it. I reply to Patty that I’m on the way ...

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