Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Another pain-in-the-ass "Roll-Out"

This project has been ongoing for the past 2 years...last year I had sacrificed much of my own time staying late (as late as 16 hours working straight with the help of cigarettes) and now it all started again...I was the one who wrote the entire test plans and now I'm using them against the "roll-out" release version that we had planned for this particular customer....still, we've not been given a full contract agreement although we had worked and fulfilled their requirements and this could worth possibly AUS$1.3 million to the company for at least 2 years of contract...

Today,I came in the office....bear in mind my manager is on 2 weeks leave and for that reason our Tech Director become so hyper tracing and reviewing all works performed by me, my manager and one particular senior developer in the UK....to my surprise, mistakes that were not meant to be mine become mine...."missed update" issue...I was pissed off but looking further at the issues, I realized there was no point to be mad at and as the only resident expert in Malaysia that they can rely on at this stage, I responded to the blame by making a phone call and explained the details professionally to the Tech Director...I'm left alone to deal and response to these issues to our Business Dev Manager in Aus, Tech Director and of course our CEO in the loop.....

I couldn't give better answer to the late update of the current "roll-out" version status although I had one particular reason where it was already been planned that another 'hot fix' will be deployed later on Monday (UK time which I was not in the office to confirm the fix) I explained what I've found and what I personally think needing further investigation..thankfully, the Tech Director was alright with my action...well, I'm doing what had been told and I didn't expect this would happened...today I've spent almost an hour documenting my findings and passed it over to them...then opened several more HITS issues as record of faults...the Tech Director has reviewed them and allocated me to work with the senior developer for another 'hot fix' ASAP...

Few minutes ago, I checked my web mail and read the emails received from the Tech Director...I'm a little relieved reading his response to my documented findings...still, there seems to have several HITS issues left not being updated and they are now becoming my next task, tomorrow to investigate then update them accordingly....noting down these tasks and time I might need to spend on investigation, I would not dare to say I would be able to complete them within 8 working hours.....I'm talking about a massive data as big as 9 G byte (SQL) needing investigation to why and where it went wrong to show wrong output..from where those extra outputs coming and to why they're not being output correctly...I provide the inputs and the senior developer would use these inputs for his fixes.....is this another re-play of last year? Challenge comes with prize and hopefully I can get that prize again if I could pull this off well although I now had 4 not-so-good-working-weeks......Thanked God though....

I think I've been complaining since my return.....forgive me....

11 comments:

cLaiRe Bennet said...

It's all part of whats actually makes you love the job ba Wel...just bear with it until the efforts paid off... ;)

-Beck; the Bandagedknee- said...

xD lol relex baaa.. wel.. ;) ur r still in a break-mode.. mkin.. lol pa2 pun.. ;) jan stress2 keja memang mcm tu~ (baru ko tia tau! haha!!! xD )

;) hey.. chill! >:)

Wel^Beiolman said...

Claire...haha..that's what makes it very interesting kan....ko memahami jg pula..I'm penning that down does not mean I'm stressful or tension ba..hehe..I just wanted to let it out..haha..ya..until my efforts paid off kan...hehe..

Beck...im not stress ba beck....u know sometimes u just want to let it out kan...I still loves my job..haha..I'm enjoying at some point but complaining at some point...fun kan...that's working life ba...u might someday understand..seh..haha..

King Guzzy said...

hehe..got blame for sth that's not urs is tough pal, chin up, you'll pull through :)!!

begini la kerja wel, tapi asalkan masi macho balik nanti ditemani dgn "refreshmen" sana kedai dusun ok suda tu ckit ckit hehe

cheers

kuai said...

at least kita masi buli mengomplain di blog wel... hehehe...^_^

Qhris said...

ingat ja..mingu dpan naik gunung sdh la bah hehe...

Wel^Beiolman said...

Guz..haha..besa la kan...sebab tu kita maju..kalu indada challenge mana la buli maju..jadi malas adala..haha...sia stop suda mogs guz...haha...kasi kurang la..buat masa ni..haha..ada trip yg pentingkan stamina ba..haha..

Kuai....iya! betul tu kuai..haha..kita komplen puas puas puas dan sepuasnya d blog..haha..

Qhris....ya kan..next week pula tu kan...wahaha...harap2 sia bejaya la..haha..

kuai said...

ko nervous ko wel? hehe

Wel^Beiolman said...

Kuai..haha..nervous?ada jg la sikit..haha.....

Vera said...

hang on tight, good times are ahead :)

Wel^Beiolman said...

Vera...haha..yala kan vera..good thing I still love my job ba..hehe..