Scheduling our regular UX team iteration plan meetings

Barbara Glover barbara.glover at utoronto.ca
Wed Jan 30 16:15:36 UTC 2008


+1 for Tuesday

On 29-Jan-08, at 7:45 PM, Daphne Ogle wrote:

> 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 EST.
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Daphne
>
> 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
>>>>> http://fluidproject.org
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Daphne Ogle
>>>> Senior Interaction Designer
>>>> University of California, Berkeley
>>>> Educational Technology Services
>>>> daphne at media.berkeley.edu
>>>> cell (510)847-0308
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>> Allison Bloodworth
>> Senior User Interaction Designer
>> Educational Technology Services
>> University of California, Berkeley
>> (415) 377-8243
>> abloodworth at berkeley.edu
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> 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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