Sunday, November 30, 2008

End of an era

Friday was the last day of a contract that my company had with a client. The contract has been going on for just a few months shy of 5 years and I've been on the project since the beginning. Friday was a day of mixed emotions.

The project didn't finish well; it was cut short a month which means that our transition period went form 8 weeks down to 4. Combine that with no team to transition to and you don't get a recipe for success. We did what we could in the time we had, but I don't know if it was enough.

I'm happy to be working on something new on Monday. I've been hoping to work on something new for a while. But part of me will miss the old project and the old team. We worked our butts off making the code as good as we could. I logged close to a thousand bugs over those years. The team suffered together and celebrated together. We made a lot of money for our company and for our client.

It's sad to see it go, but it's time to move on. I'm ready for the next challenge.