A clear flaw intentionally placed in a product intended to be shown to a customer or superior during inspection. The idea is to give an obvious, easily fixed problem to the audience for them to focus on and suggest for correction. The person that notices the flaw leaves feeling good that they contributed to the effort or that they saved the effort from the poor souls that worked on it.
I put that pink knob in the flowchart so the boss will feel like he helped define the process.
by ahrzee February 05, 2010