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Panicking and need some guidance. Currently on a project where I serve a SME for a specific system for overall gap analysis across modules. CAL however has somehow looped me into leading discussions in areas I have no experience in. Fortunately there is time to buffer and align expectations on Monday. How could I convey being extremely uncomfortable with leading the discussion and also save face? Only caught wind of what was actually happening when I digged into the invites provided

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“I should not be on these invited, just to clarify my expertise is X not Y. I can bring in my perspective go the discussion but these are not the same thing. I know it might seem systems are similar, but they are not” Finesse this but this is the general sentiment I’d convey - it really does sound like the person pulling you in doesn’t understand that these systems are not similar but totally different things

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Fair point - the issue is client leadership is on the call ( ie CFO CIO etc) and I’ve already introduced myself as X SME not generalist. I don’t feel I’m prepared to at least guide the discussion on what those systems lack ( think a financial operations and budgeting insights is what they need) for it to be productive

By areas I mean completely different systems

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