Scheduling our regular UX team iteration plan meetings
barbara.glover at utoronto.ca
Fri Jan 25 19:06:30 UTC 2008
While I'm open for any day, I know we did have regular meetings in
the fall on Tuesdays. That is earlier in the week and iteration as
well as not being a Monday. I'll throw that out as another possibility.
On 25-Jan-08, at 1:58 PM, Daphne Ogle wrote:
> One thing I'm wondering about is the timing in regards to the start
> of an iteration. Our iterations start on a Monday and end 2 weeks
> later on Friday. Does it make more sense to meet closer to the end
> of an iteration or right at the beginning? I'm thinking if we meet
> Wednesday we'll still have 2 to 3 days of work left in an
> iteration. Does that matter?
> We talked about moving forward that we'd like to have the project
> leads do the work of breaking out the tasks for and iteration and
> move any forward from the previous iteration that didn't get
> complete prior to the planning session. If that's the case we
> could meet at the start of the iteration (I know Monday's are hard
> so it's a tradeoff) and be ready to hit the ground running.
> The other question I have is how long should the meeting be? I
> suggest we schedule 2 hours and just use what we need.
> Thoughts? Toronto folks -- when do you have your internal planning
> meetings in relation to your iteration schedule?
> On Jan 24, 2008, at 1:56 PM, Colin Clark wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Fair enough. So does Wednesday at 12:30 pm PST/3:30 pm EST work
>> for everyone? This seems like it might dig into lunch time on the
>> west coast. Does this work, or are there other suggestions?
>> On 24-Jan-08, at 3:17 PM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:
>>> I think the no Fridays request is a good idea, and we might even
>>> want to avoid Mondays due to them often being. The one problem I
>>> see with scheduling the meetings up right next to each other is
>>> we've been trying to start doing a bit more preparation for the
>>> Sakai UI meeting (which will I think every other week will be
>>> dedicated to design patterns, and include other members of the
>>> Open Source Design Pattern library community), and this might
>>> make it a bit harder to do so. My preference would be to have a
>>> little time between the meetings, perhaps just a half hour? That
>>> timing could actually be perfect since folks would all be
>>> reminded we have a Sakai UI meeting coming up momentarily which
>>> could jog their memory to do any needed prep work. Otherwise,
>>> there are usually emails to be read. :)
>> Colin Clark
>> Technical Lead, Fluid Project
>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
> Daphne Ogle
> Senior Interaction Designer
> University of California, Berkeley
> Educational Technology Services
> daphne at media.berkeley.edu
> cell (510)847-0308
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