Scheduling our regular UX team iteration plan meetings

Paul Zablosky Paul.Zablosky at ubc.ca
Wed Jan 30 16:36:45 UTC 2008


+1 for starting iterations on Tuesdays.

Paul

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 <mailto: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 <mailto:abloodworth at berkeley.edu>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> Daphne Ogle
> Senior Interaction Designer
> University of California, Berkeley
> Educational Technology Services
> daphne at media.berkeley.edu <mailto:daphne at media.berkeley.edu>
> cell (510)847-0308
>
>
>

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