Sunday, November 12, 2006

Shanghai, China - Day 4

Another hugely productive day with the China teams. Today mainly focused around reviewing best practices, performance and scaling, error reporting and escalation. Throw in the odd discussion about date/time handling and data precision and we were done.

Since some significant modifications need to happen with our partners systems to complete the integration with their systems, we've pretty much accomplished all we can do.

However, our original goal of prototyping the order life cycle is still on the table. Instead of mocking the backend systems, we all agreed that its time to roll up the sleeves and begin designing and planning the necessary changes. This is predominately the responsibility of our partner, however, both MK USA and MK China have been invited to participate in the discussions tomorrow.

We were treated to lunch at Moon River Diner, which is an American style diner located in the heart of Pudong District. Had a great blue cheese and carmalized onion burger, with a Coke-lite.

Dinner back at the hotel, then a night cap at the Jade on 36 bar.

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