[maemo-community] May 2009 sprint meeting

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sun May 3 11:57:11 EEST 2009

I'm unable to chair a sprint meeting next week, so Ryan has kindly
volunteered (*cough*) to organise it on my behalf.

Some thoughts on the April 2009 sprint[1]:

 * With less than a week to go before a month has elapsed, there are
   a frustrating number of tasks which are at 0% progress, have "?"s
   still in their row and have generally been unmaintained - despite
   them being committed to within the sprint process.

 * Emails requesting that this chart get updated generally went
   unheeded by almost everyone who had committed to tasks.

 * Only one person reporting activity during the period referenced
   a task ID, despite a perfectly reasonable request from the
   community that that be done. It would not have caused _any_
   (let alone significant) overhead.

 * At least one "must" task (which was "definitely" committed to
   in April) is listed as at 0%. Despite concerns being raised
   about the feasibility of the task.

I would *much* rather things were debated when suggested rather than
just flat-out ignored. I would hope that people would come to the
sprint planning meeting in the next period with a fleshed out,
concrete proposal (as per the process[2]). Anything which is clearly
not achievable within 4 weeks should be challenged, and anything which
can have a note against it of "other than that this is [mostly] done".

Let's have discreet tasks at different priorities. If something *must*
be done, let it be registered as a task with that priority. If
something *should* be done, but it's not the end of the world if it
isn't: that's a different task.

Thanks in advance,


PS. Please forward this to anybody you know who committed to a task
    but is not subscribed to maemo-community.

PPS. Resending as there seems to be a "maemo-community at lists.maemo.org"
     in my address book; which doesn't work.

[1] http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo.org_Sprints/April_09
[2] http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo.org_Sprints#Tasks

Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council chair

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