Joe / John,
Marcus and I are going over his tasks this evening, and it is very apparent to me that we've got more on his plate than one person can realistically handle.
The developers are clearly swamped in last minute fixes, and I'm personally concerned we don't have enough face time in testing.
It is not enough to just take 30 minutes a day to test. It is fantasy to expect to test the software into a state of repair -- developers need to fix stuff, and they can't do that if they are testing. And they can't test if they are fixing.
Joe's daughter is a very good, parallel, solution. Can we get her in, interview her, and move on it quickly?
As in tomorrow.
Marcus and/or I can task her so that both Marcus and her are completely engaged in testing.
We have three tracks: the demo path, the bugs in TRAC, and documented tests.
Marcus being the sole bottle neck for the last two won't work, because the developers are fixing things faster than is testable.
The 5th and 6th sentences are intriguing. He's calling Joe's daughter "a very good, parallel, solution". I'm not really sure how being parallel could be a solution, I think he just wants to nail her. Possibly involve himself with this Marcus character in a menage-a-trois...
Well I'll let you all dissect this further, but I will say it's nice to see how thoughtful this Walt Stoneburner fellow is.