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About the only QA that happens on that build is something like a) check that all the files are there; b) check that all the tests pass; c) check that it installs and runs through a few basic user acceptance tests and is usable for further development.

I'm not going to waste my team's time wondering if the code works and is acceptable to the customer by throwing a binary wad over the wall to a bunch of pixel-clicking monkeys once a month, or once a quarter, or whenever. I want to know that we could take whatever's on the trunk and hand a CD to our customer within two hours, and he or she will be happy with the results.

Any development process with a wall between QA and developers has at least one huge flaw, in my opinion -- it takes way too long to know if you've built the right thing.

In reply to Re^4: An interesting rebuttal of "agile" by chromatic
in thread An interesting rebuttal of "agile" by Anonymous Monk

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