Twentieth Anniversary of the Joel Test

On August 9, 2000, Joel Spolsky published the Joel Test, 12 yes-or-no questions used to score a software development team or organization. Joel described a score of 12 as “perfect”, 11 as “tolerable”, and 10 and lower as indicative of “serious problems” in the organization.

20 years later, how has the Joel Test aged? Is it still useful to assess development teams? Or has the passage of time caused the test to become irrelevant?

The Joel Test