“We already discussed it, so I don’t have review comments”

Right! If I’d be paid for each time I’ve heard this reaction…

The positive side of this reaction is that communication apparently is existing. It’s good to have discussed a design with different stake holders. But, as communication can lead to misunderstanding, all meetings and discussions still do not guarantee that all parties have the same interpretation.

To illustrate this, I’ve collected some YouTube movies. Probably you recognize the situations and understand that having had a discussion or meeting does not imply a correct design. Reviewing is still needed!

Check out Wikipedia for the history and description of the game “Chinese Whispers” or “Telephone”.

Chinese Whispers

The telephone game

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