My colleague had to compare 2 excel sheets yesterday and she asked me to help her cross check the work. She was basically okay with everything but she needed a second eye to confirm all was in order.
So I did. And it was all good.
But. Then I thought about it. If my colleague has found everything is good and she’s got another ‘good’ from me, how can she be sure I have done my due diligence to go through everything or my check is thorough enough?
I mean, she can trust me that I have done my job but again how can she be sure?
So I think what it would help is she should have left a crack before passing the work to me. If I had spotted that crack, it was an indication that my check was thorough or at least the check had been somewhat done right? If I hadn’t spotted the crack at all, chances were my check was flawed and she should run through a third person or something.
Perhaps, I’m being really paranoid by the nature of my job which involves a lot of testing and checking on a daily basis. I will have to experience this tip of mine when I have a chance too and see if this really helps. 🙂