‘Twas the night before product launch, when all through the building
Not a person was stirring, not even engineering
The PR was ready, timed with great care,
In hopes that the media pickup soon would be there
The Product Manager thought, as he scratched his head
If this dog don’t hunt, my career is dead
But I talked to the customers, the MRD was a snap.
So the coders could scrum, then start building the app.
We had some discussions on Wiki and Chatter
The co-lla-bo-ration could not have been better
When what to my wandering mind should appear
The Chief Architect, in his hand a large beer
“There’s a slight problem”, he said really quick
My stomach was churning, I began to feel sick
“There’s some bugs in the code, I shoulder the blame”
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name
“Now memory leak! And SQL injection!”
“Now error transmitting sensitive information!”
To the code! To the code! Before we release!
Or the Sales team will all be sh*tting like geese!
His eyes—how they twinkled! His speech a bit slurry
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
Then I realized, he was just sleep walking
So you just cannot trust, all that he’s talking
We worked him so hard, and the QA team too
They and the Support Team, rarely get what is due
You have to forgive that after beer and some wine
That his neurons were possibly not firing fine
So then he laid down, and that calmed my panic
This launch will not go down, like the great ship Titanic
Then I heard him exclaim, as I turned out the light—
“Happy product launch to all, and to all a good night!”
(c) 2013 by BlackBookNinja – and with special thanks to the inspiration from “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clark Moore