Eight to Late

Sensemaking and Analytics for Organizations

An IT system tragedy in five limericks

with 2 comments

This is a tale of distress
caused by a system on Access,
which failed one day
in a spectacular way,
leaving users in a bit of a mess.

File-based databases are prone
to crashing for reasons unknown.
So it was no surprise
to the IT guy.
“I knew it would happen,” he groaned.

The boss went totally ballistic,
turning red and apoplectic.
He told the IT guy,
“It will be good-bye
unless you get off your rear and fix it.”

On hearing he could be history,
the IT guy rolled up his sleeves
and tried to revive
the system that died,
but gray stayed the monitor screen.

The lesson to learn from this tale
is to backup your systems each day.
Disaster can strike
any time, day or night .
Be prepared! It’s the only way.

Written by K

May 9, 2008 at 8:44 pm

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. […] An IT system tragedy in five limericks. A project procrastinator’s tale in five limericks. A corporate IT tragedy in five limericks A manager’s response to a corporate IT tragedy in five limericks A project management tragedy in five limericks Posted by K Filed in Humour, Project Management, Verse […]

    Like

  2. […] in five limericks A cynic’s introduction to project management artefacts in five limericks An IT system tragedy in five limericks Tagged with: Limericks « Managing knowledge on IT projects A note on bias in […]

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: