It’s important to understand that big doesn’t always mean remarkable. For example, a service provider with 30 offices across five continents may be considered big, but if the company was formed through the acquisition of dysfunctional companies, then it may not necessarily be remarkable.
Likewise, having 30 years of experience working on big projects does not automatically make someone remarkable. What truly matters is the amount of knowledge and experience gained during that time, rather than simply the amount of time spent.
We often make the mistake of equating remarkable with big. However, this is not always the case. Remarkable things can come in big or small packages, just like how all sumo wrestlers are big, but not all of them are remarkable.
When selecting software vendors, service providers, or integrators, it’s important to evaluate them based on their knowledge, number of successful implementations, after implementation support, customer service, company culture, intentions, backing from management, and investment in R&D. Simply looking at the number of buildings or employees is a delusion.