How to be a paranoiac

It’s simple, really – just ask one question:  “What is our plan of action if command <foo> fails?”

Seriously.  It’s good management.  Or something.  But yes, I got asked that question.  I said something along the lines of “Well then we try A, B, and C, and maybe D.”.  The real answer?  “We call the vendor and tell them ‘It broke.  Fix it.  Now.'”.

Really, how much planning for failure do you want me to waste my time on?

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