This week has been really good for me. I have started on a new SAP PI project at a Danish customer as a freelancer. I’m really looking forward to working with them, because they have a lot of interesting projects and a good size.
I wanted to share some of the ideas that I encountered for the first week. I guess that it is much like starting at a new job. There are a lot of areas that you need to take into consideration before you can start. I thought that you also are having these thoughts when you are starting on a new job or a new project.
Logistic like how do you get to the location of the customer. And how do you stay. The customer location is somewhat close to my hometown, so my parents are thrilled, that I get by much more often.
The startup part is quite interesting. What is it that you need to do to become more familiarly to the client and IT systems?
I was thinking that I had a few systems, when I have contractors. But of cause I for instance don’t have any development systems, like SAP customers have.
It does take some time before you can be productive and start working on solving the client’s major projects. I guess that it is one of the things that I just need to accept. I since have started being helpful to the project and is contributing to make the project better.
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