The bug bursts in on the meeting.
It’s just coming up to midday on a Thursday. I’m in a meeting at our Mingerstrasse site in Berne, where some of our IT is located, when I get an e-mail from Jan. He is the product owner I’m working closely with on an innovation project. The subject line of the e-mail reads: “RE: No data”. The e-mail itself is just as brief: after the Apollo 13 quote “Houston, we have a problem!” there is a link to an evaluation. No data available. The evaluation is empty, which shouldn’t be the case, nor had it ever been the case before, and this was called “brikks” in the (internal) productive version. I’ve only just got over the initial shock when I get a message in the chat window that reads: “Simon, have you just deployed the software in the production environment?” No, of course not.