This is how I want to remember this period of time in my life.
I've spent an average of 12-16 hours daily for the last few days at the office and home to get my current project completed. Last Friday, I had my first all-nighter (at this job) in the office and teleconferenced with the content expert for three hours.
This has been a special project for me for I've got to learnt a great deal on SAP different applications-pipes-systems, appreciate data flows, business process, transactions particularly in the world of Supply Chain Management (SCM). In a great revelation, I can finally relate to my MBA's Operations Management; and the guy whom I spoke to for three hours last Saturday morning has published a book on SAP! I look forward to get a copy of this book.
It's been a great experience working with him and four other Subject Matter Experts for this project alone! I feel sorry for one of the guy's kids who got scolded by their dad for being noisy in the background; so that he could focus on the meeting with me in at-home evening hours. ;-(
These content experts were extremely busy in the last few months with system development and testing, thus leaving me with short window of time to engage with them. Perhaps, "stakeholder (SME, project team) management" is one area of the Instructional Design's project management that we should seriously look into.
Other than working on project, I've been creating and editing more corporate wiki pages which is quite fun.
Besides, closing in two big purchases in my life have really taught the meaning of patience and perseverance.
While working late at night or early in the morning, these music have kept me accompanied and entertained:
1. Shostakovitch's Piano Concerto No.2 (Excerpt)
2. Ennio Merricone's Cinema Paradiso Score
3. Dave Koz' new album At The Movie. My favorite tracks are:
- Moon River
- Cinema Paradiso Suite
- Schindler's List
4. Mute Math's Typical
5. The L Word Season 2 Soundtracks Shirley Bassey's Where Do I Begin
Although, it has been rought lately, I'm actually enjoying the experience and dealing with different people. May this project be deployed successfully.
I'm also sad on the departure of my cool colleague, Natalie. I wish all the best with her new undertakings. Read her posting about it here:
What's in store next week? I will be making some big decisions and hopefully things will turn out great.