Thank you so much for the information. Your answer is encouraging as I may join the NetWeaver product development group. One last followup question: Is the work atmosphere very competitive or collaborative? Is it everyone out for themselves and hence playing politics (one extreme) or no time for anyone else or we are all in it together trying to do the best thing for the company. It sounds like the culture is not one in which 'death by consensus' will occur and no progress is made. If you could give me a sense of where in this scale they fall I would appreciate it.
Development is a really great team and Shai has brought in some phenomenal talent to lead the change. Politics exist at every company, to varying degrees, but nobody at SAP lets them get in the way of delivery. Shai has definately "upped the clock speed" of development, so if you're looking for a low key position, better look elsewhere.