Sunday, November 12, 2006

Shanghai, China - Day 6

Today, we really focused on test cases, fixed a couple of bugs, and started applying polish to the client side implementation.

Its clear our partner has the technology savvy to implement the integration, what really remains now is for us to continue the development cycle striving for project milestones.

There are a couple of undefined areas, mainly around support and escalation of issues, but we believe we understand them and now just need to get management buy off on a plan for the process to put around them.

The confidence level from both teams is very high right now; we've established a necessary amount of trust in each other to get the job done.

I think we've done a great job, from all teams, on getting through this week. What remains to be seen is how much of it 'sticks' after everyone has gone back to their respective regular jobs, and only time will tell that.

After such a successful week, it obviously calls for a celebration party!

We met up with the business folks and headed to a restaurant named 1221. This restaurant has a little more modern menu when it comes to Chinese food and a good atmosphere. Its a little hard to find, but well worth it!

After 1221, it was a quick cab ride over to the 'Port-a-man'. This is actually the Portman Ritz-Carlton, but you have to speak cabbie lingo to get there! Our final destination was Malone's, but we couldn't get our cabbie to understand that.

At Malones, we enjoyed drinks and entertainment by the band Art 6. Although, 'enjoyed' and 'entertainment' are always subjective to each individuals taste!

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