Go-Live with Gozer the TravelerWhen you are on the verge of a fourfold crossrip or the release of a product upgrade to your customers, you might notice a PKE surge of incredible, even dangerous proportions pointing to something big on the horizon. How big? Let’s say this Twinkie represents the stress levels of your colleagues. According to metrics from past projects, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long weighing approximately six hundred pounds.

The date this event takes place is commonly called Go-Live, though Tobin’s Spirit Guide refers to it as the Coming of Gozer. You can usually tell when Go-Live is at hand. The engineers haunt the office building all hours of day and night while management flies down the hallways, sliming everyone in their path while waiting for the sign.

The sign, of course, is Gozer the Traveler, who will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the Traveler came as a large and moving Torb! But to fulfill this prophecy you must increase your headcount by two and fill positions for the Keymaster and the Gatekeeper. The Gatekeeper should have experience with QA while the Keymaster liaisons with the client.

There’s something important I forgot to tell you. Don’t cross the streams. It would be bad.