It was cloudy. The forecast said that there would be a chance of showers, but it didn’t.
Met another difficulty of communication over the border of countries and companies when completing a project task. I had been assigned to create WBS in our company’s scope and today was the time limit of submitting it. The problem I got can be summarized into the following points:
1. Difference between Japan’s standard system building process and that of Korea
2. Communication loss between prime contractor, us and our Headquarters
With #1, was surprised realizing how much difference exists in IT standard process between countries. Main difference exists in the process of designing and testing. There was also a big difference in terms of deliverables. In most cases, Japan’s process and deliverables are finer than those of Korea.
Due to #2, it seems that each partner is having a hard time to guess what the other is thinking and as a result is wasting a lot of time each other. Language difference seemed less important today.
Ø Meet the deadline
Ø Those listed above
Ø Before finishing the task, submit a trial version of document and ask them if the way I did was correct
Ø Communicate more aggressive between men in charge
Ø Break abstract problems into more specific/concrete pieces
Ø Complete the task within working hours