End of contract

Introduction

For the last three months I have been involved in some project work for BGL Group in Peterborough as a contract resource and overall, it has been a really great experience that I’ve been able to have a positive impact on, I’ve even learned a few things along the way too.

As my first contractor role, I was quite nervous as I have been exclusively a permanent employee in the past. As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about. The work has been interesting and I’ve had the pleasure to meet a lot of new, good people. Because of this, I’m now looking forward to starting my next project.

High level of what I helped out with

I was brought in to work on various projects over the three months within their Doc1 codebase, and I have been able to complete all development to a good level, I’ve even managed to fix a few bugs that have been in the code for a long time. It was a really good feeling to see the project go live without any real issues.

Takeaways

BGL are a very Agile focused organisation and as such, I have had to work within the methodology when completing various aspects of the project. It’s the first time I’ve had to work with it full time and I must admit, BGL’s implementation is excellent. Their process work really well; one of the big reasons for this is because there seems to be a real team spirit where the various technical and non-technical elements work together with a good level of understanding. Seeing a team work like this has been great and I would certainly take the opportunity to work with them again in the future.

Looking to the future

I’ve finished my contract at BGL but that doesn’t mean my contracting journey is finished. I have another project to move onto with another organisation in the financial sector. I will be working within Thunderhead rather than Doc1 this time and I’m looking forward to seeing a different implementation of that system, and also experiencing how other teams work together within the Customer Communication Management space.

James - 28th March 2017

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