TWAS THE NIGHT OF PROMOTION
By: Christine Bischof, December 2017
I wrote this for my ‘configuration team’ – we do ‘promotions’ usually weekly, to move our changes into the production environment.
‘Twas the night of promotion, when all through the group The department was buzzing, making plans for the move;
The change orders were scripted and organized with care In hopes that James would soon be there;
The testers were ready, all sat at their desks Awaiting the moment in Prod they could test And Jason with his laptop and Ron with his too Were standing nearby in case we faced something new
When suddenly in the group there arose such chatter, I sprang from my seat to see what was the matter. Away to James side I flew like a flash, With my eyes wide open, to his desk I did dash
The lack of success with one script’s promotion Gave a spark of frustration to the team conversation When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a fix done by James with the support of a peer
He is a developer in training, who plays no games, Yep, we are surely talking about Mr James. When promotion was finished, to our desks he came And he whistled, and shouted, and called us by name;
“Now, Ashley! Now, Debbie! Now, Brandy and Liz! On, Pat! On Christine! This team cannot quit! In prod we must test, so get on the ball. Now test away! Test away! Test away all!”
Like kids on a sports team, we worked like champs And all eyes lit up like bright little lamps All the prod testing we did do, With the test script on screen, testing Ordernet too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard from the team The positive responses that created a gleam I was filled all with pride, sitting in my seat, When I heard James exclaim, “the promotion is complete!”
Debbie is dressed all in purple from her head to her feet Ron’s configuration wisdom cannot be beat; With a laptop in his left hand and mouse in his right, Jason’s nervous concerns were now out of sight.
Ashley’s eyes how they twinkle! Her dimples how merry! Brandy’s cheeks are like roses, her hair color like a cherry! James long wavy hair is worthy to boast And the beard of his chin is thicker than most
Liz’s soft spoken wisdom is priceless for sure And Pat assists with testing, his passion is pure Christine’s taking notes, sure not to miss a thing And writing words to a song that she won’t even sing
The new leader of the team, is a friendly ole guy With a serious approach, button-up shirt, and tie But with a wink of his eye and a twist of his head, Soon we all knew we had nothing to dread;
He spoke several words, then went straight to work, And gathered all the information; then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, to the next meeting he goes;
The team working together quickly sprang into action We all continue the day’s work with such great passion Then all exclaim, as we head home for the night, GOOD PROMOTION TODAY TEAM, NOW HAVE A GOOD NIGHT!