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56918Re: a common language

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  • woynam
    Jun 12, 2013
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      Sheesh. 'Talk about a recipe for failure. It's hard enough working across continents when team members are communicating in their non-native language. Now you add a 3rd party that is translating between their native and non-native languages.

      Mark

      --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "Jean Richardson" <jean@...> wrote:
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      > Is anyone here working with widely distributed teams where there is no
      > common language and the teams have actually been able to form and be
      > productive? By "common language" I mean, not everyone has basic English
      > (French, Hindi, whatever) and there are internal informal translators for
      > some team members.
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      > It seems like a no-brainer to me to avoid this situation, but I'm sending
      > this out to the list just in case someone can come up with an example where
      > working in multiple language on a single team has worked.
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      > --- Jean
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