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So did I - then I watched Series one. Both telling the same story, both very good. But both doing it differently.
It is worth watching the TV series after reading the books - and I'd be damn sure it's worth doing the other way as well.
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Tried to get my prettier half to watch the first season. She dislikes having to use her higher brain functions to understand what is supposed to be simple escapism. Halfway into the first episode, she noped herself into the next room and found something else to do. Sigh.
The project I am on at the moment has decided to write tests one way, the standard way is different.
This led to P.M. taking on my Boss for what appears to be a battle of wills...
Have other people experienced this, what is the correct office behaviour, despite my desire to get some pop corn and sit back and watch the fire works, I feel the desire to no longer be around I am looking for a test that requires some kit in another building...
If there is an accepted practice for testing your product, you should IMO follow the accepted practice. If this is merely a difference in preferences between the PM and your boss - let the popcorn flow!
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Ah, this is excellent. A true classic maneuver. First you kick off the avalanche and then you step aside to let those two have all the fun. It also puts you in a position where you can plausibly deny any accusations which might be raised to pull you into this thing. So, which cair are you after? PM or boss?
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His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
Procedures are in place for a reason, but there should be flexibility if it can be justified. For example, perhaps this particular project has an element not consider when the original procedure was implemented?
If the PM can justify the action then the boss should be willing to compromise. However, a smart PM would just say "Ok, it's YOUR call boss" and scab a free pass if it all goes wrong.