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A not good experience in EFI

I had a short not good experience at a small site Reggiani, just acquired by a multinational named EFI. I think that LinkedIn should be also a place to talk about what didn’t go as expected, as this is a valuable info for the community, if shows “Lessons Learned”.

Tactically I could have left this hidden, leaving the perception of an “all is good and going better”, but this not the way to go. The lessons learned have a greater value.

What was different this time? Before, I made many and quite different activities, for large public institutions, and also for the Italian Military Marine, with always good results and in timing, and this was possible because the big/giant contractor organized the job, made possible to have an inside space where to discuss internally what was needed and also acquire info, if some person would still be looked for, and what kind of solution among the several available would be preferable, without any interference by people of the client, also if always the activity is done onsite.

>The customer receives the Work Package<

>The relationship is anyway among companies: when I was talking with the responsible for client, that was actually a conversation among NTT DATA and VODAFONE.<

Here I found a small company (as the local site still is) where there was no documentation, no comments in the code, no way to interact to consolidate the meaningĀ  behind the activities and the expectation that all should have been done just extracting the logic from the SQL code. There was also a clear statement that “we should have to do by our self”. It is the first time I was asked to leave, and I didn’t find this a problem, as collaborating to a no project is the last thing I am interested in.

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