Scheduling our regular UX team iteration plan meetings

Daphne Ogle daphne at
Wed Jan 30 00:45:06 UTC 2008

Does anyone have concerns with our iterations beginning on Tuesdays?

If not, I  say we go with Allison's suggestions and schedule our  
planning meeting for Tuesday 10:00 am - noon PST / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  

Please respond with +1 or -1 (with alternative suggestions) by end of  
day Thursday so we can firm this up and be ready for next week.



On Jan 28, 2008, at 10:45 PM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:

> Do iterations need to start on Mondays? If not, I'm a fan of  
> starting the iterations and doing the planning on Tuesdays. We  
> could also consider doing the planning Mondays and just moving it  
> to Tuesdays when there is a holiday if it's important that  
> iterations start on Mondays.
> Allison
> On Jan 25, 2008, at 11:06 AM, Barbara Glover wrote:
>> Hi Daphne
>> 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.
>> Barbara
>> 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?
>>> -Daphne
>>> 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?
>>>> Colin
>>>> 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
>>> cell (510)847-0308
> Allison Bloodworth
> Senior User Interaction Designer
> Educational Technology Services
> University of California, Berkeley
> (415) 377-8243
> abloodworth at

Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
Educational Technology Services
daphne at
cell (510)847-0308

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