My team is testing the newest Office Timeline release candidate  (we should deliver it this weekend).

All tests are executed on virtual machines running either on Hyper-V servers, either on local systems. And the VM-s are really slow sometimes.

One of our girls decided to draw a cat while waiting for a task to finish in a VM; and such we now have the following evaluation for a task:

– zero-cat task (can be executed at maximum speed)

– one-cat task(you’ll launch it and then you’ll wait for about 5 minutes)

– two-cats task (launch it and then wait for about 15 min)

If you have to wait longer than that, then you can still call the task “x cats”, but it is more appropriate to call it “I’ll go get my coffee” task.