[maemo-community] Evaluating paid contributors (was Re: Sprint meeting & process)

From: Tero Kojo tero.kojo at nokia.com
Date: Tue Jun 23 16:45:48 EEST 2009
On Fri, 2009-06-19 at 15:56 +0200, ext Dave Neary wrote:
> Hi,
> Quim Gil wrote:
> > Let me go deeper in one point:
> > This is something we need to solve in the second half. By default any
> > paid maemo.org team member is there to stay, but an evaluation is needed
> > within two margins:
> > 
> > - You are actually doing the right work the community asks you and you
> > commit to do.
> This is the tough one write now - in the game of meeting expectations, 
> this part is the burden on the community & the person of setting 
> expectations.

It is always the hard part, as it is about communication. Especially
when people are spread around the world. Usually coming up with a
proposal helps.

> For example: I proposed tasks for this sprint the day before the 
> meeting, but I have no idea if people are happy with what I proposed, if 
> they think I haven't taken on enough have taken on too much, haven't 
> broken tasks down enough, etc...
> I was both happy & unhappy to see the "Maemo docmaster" thread - happy 
> because it was a good opportunity to figure out expectations and define 
> short & medium term priorities, unhappy because there was an implicit 
> suggestion that I wasn't meeting expectations before.

I don't consider that thread personal in any way. I see it rather as a
situation where the circumstances have shifted and the role needed to be

I also see that there will be discussions like that in the future. It
was a very effective way to see what had changed and realign the role
with the situation.


> Anyway - I'm happy to see us talking about this, since it is important 
> that we be working on thinks that are useful, that we be seen to be 
> doing useful work, and that we're providing value for our time.
> Cheers,
> Dave.

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