[maemo-community] About the daily reports

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Tue Jul 15 14:49:14 EEST 2008
[This goes only for the guys like myself being paid to work on maemo.org]

Hi, a couple of comments about the daily reports at

The routine goes like this: every day you work on maemo.org stuff *the
first thing you do* is to make your report. What happened the last day
and what do you plan for the current day. Sounds easy.

This way you have to think for a minute how to get organized for the
day, and the next time you can review how went your really short term
plan. The idea behind is: if you are not able to plan efficiently the
day that has just started, you have reasons to be concerned about your
plans for the whole sprint.

Most of the days I end up doing something different than initially
planned. If I wouldn't write my plan in the morning I would surely
forget about what I wanted to do initially. By starting the day thinking
of the little plan for the next hours I'm getting increasingly focused
on the stuff I committed to accomplish during the sprint.

We have big problems doing what we plan to do. My bet is that there is a
 relation between lousy reporting and unsatisfactory execution. Remember
that you are mainly reporting to yourselves, planning for yourselves.

Quim Gil
marketing manager, open source
Maemo Software @ Nokia

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