Interview question — can you handle a 5-minute deadline? Well, I never had a deadline that short before.
It was with a publisher with a 5:00 pm deadline. Customers started calling, for good reason, if it was 1 minute late.
I changed the environment in the first two weeks so that the deadline was longer existed unless a problem occurred at 4:55 pm as described in the “Once a cat, always a cat” section of my article Managers: How do You Manage a Cat?. My manager even ordered me not to do it.
The problems in the article, in such a large and active environment, prevent a quick solution and might even make things worse. After all,
====> All programs have bugs
The fix will, too.
A good solution will probably have to be very innovative, which can’t be predicted.