Another day of work session facilitating for me – half of it in Chinese with me waiting patiently for the Daya Bay team animatedly discuss some design issue before them. Then I get a translation from the team lead or my Chinese colleagues, and depending on my answer back they settle down or debate it a little further : ).
It’s tough for me, and tough for them : some are seeing SAP for the first time – in English – and they are not familiar with the terms or the processes. It is packaged software, offering some setup choices, but not total freedom to redesign it. So sometimes I really have to shrug and say: ‘We just cannot change it in such a fundamental way. That’s not the way the Germans designed it’.