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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by tomhukins (4457) on 2005.11.30 20:40 (#44930) Journal

    I don't deal with the financial aspects of my job, but I work closely with people who do. I'd suggest you define what sign off means more clearly: you say you "delivered a system". For me, that means they accepted what you produced.

    But do you have legal proof that they did?

    I expect software developers to work with their clients to define acceptance criteria. If this doesn't happen, anyone might end up dealing with the repercussions.

    It's tough pulling together the legal resources to deal with a large company, but in my experience all such relationships share similar traits: precise contracts matter because they define relationships. Large companies need precision because they employ lots of people, often in undefined roles.

    Decide what you want to achieve beforehand. Define the technical criteria that matter to your client. Then deliver.

    Always allow your client to change their requirements, but explain the implications of this.