On day one of the project, Kenneth was given a single rule that was to be followed under all circumstances. “You do not talk to the SAP contractors. They’re too busy, and their time is too valuable. They do not have time for front-end developers.”
As a front-end dev, Kenneth was used to being told to take his crayons and get back to work. A front-end dev forbidden from talking to the developers behind the back-end? What could go wrong.
What’s in the box? And why does it smell so bad?
The product was a “redeem points for cool products” system. A customer could purchase a gift-box. The outside of the box was labeled with a public code, and the inside was labeled with a private code. A user could enter both codes into the system to redeem points. Those points could then be used to buy tchotchkes from their web store.