Critical missed bug

This week, we came across a critical bug in our product — the auto-update won’t auto-update in our Chinese Windows Vista environment.  Roy asks me why this bug was missed. And frankly I have no idea. I’m pretty sure it was in the list of scenarios to try in one of our system tests. Either it worked perfectly before or the scenario wasn’t tried out. Anyway, I for one don’t want to play the blame game. I’m just thankful that it has been found and that it’s fixable.  And besides, it doesn’t seem as bad as the google android bug wherein texting “reboot” causes the mobile to reboot. Of course, we would still have to have DP (defect prevention) or CAR (causal analysis and resolution) on this.

I came across this blog post which is worth considering for our CAR — Why Why Why Why Why? It mentions the 5 Whys which was already twikified in our office network but I just have no idea if anyone actually bothers to read or use it.  Well, maybe our CAR would be a good place to pilot it.

[Edit (May 1, 2013): The google android bug link i mentioned doesn’t work anymore. Here’s another link instead: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/burnette/worst-bug-ever/680]

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