I just did the Joel Test for my own project and then for how projects generally work in our teams. For my project I scored a lowly 3, other projects here may perform between 4 and 7 depending on the project. Whow.
Here’s the test (more elaborate descriptions can be found on joels site)
# Do you use source control?
# Can you make a build in one step?
# Do you make daily builds?
# Do you have a bug database?
# Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
# Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
# Do you have a spec?
# Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
# Do you use the best tools money can buy?
# Do you have testers?
# Do new candidates write code during their interview?
# Do you do hallway usability testing?