Rands has posted his own ‘Rands Test‘ in the style of Joel Spolsky’s famous ‘Joel Test‘ for telling if your company is screwed or not. ¬†Rand’s test is focuses on communication while Joel’s original test focused on engineering:

“There is a higher order goal at the intersection of the two questions The Rands Test intends to answer: Where am I? and What the hell is going on? While understanding the answers to these questions will give you a good idea about the communication health of your company, the higher order goal is selfish.”