Bare minimum on the Joel Test

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Published on 2011-03-14T03:41:04Z Indexed on 2011/03/14 8:18 UTC
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From the Joel Test, of the 12, which do you think are the absolute must-haves to at least have a decently running software department/company?

I realise there is no absolutely right answer. I'm just trying to get opinions of others out there. My own organization only manages a measly 5 of 12. If you check listings on Careers 2.0, most companies don't score a full 12 either but I'm sure they're doing fine.

Does SO publish the stats for those anywhere? Or has anyone tried scrapping the results? Would be interesting to know which are practised the most. And whether because they are easier to implement or whether they actually have the most impact.

Thanks.

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