Agenda

  • Joey
    • Measuring effort. How much effort does it take to do things and how do people track this today? Need: Statement of capacity for cycle planning.
  • Asac
    • The Return of Ungodly hours?

Attendees

  • Dave Rusling
  • Michael Hope
  • Loïc Minier
  • Alexander Sack
  • Jamie Bennett
  • Steve Langasek
  • Jesse Barker
  • Joey Stanford
  • Paul Larson
  • James Westby
  • Stephen Doel

Minutes

  • Actions from Monday
    • DONE David passed action to send info on DT to techleads to gcl
    • CARRIEDOVER David to move TSC calls to new system -- still some issues with some numbers
    • DONE James sent info to Stephen and Rob on careers website
  • Measuring effort -- Joey
    • Need to find a way to express to TSC that we will always be getting more work than we can handle, to need a way to express how much we can take and things which might not possibly happen
    • Used Blueprints priorities to try to express this in the planning of 11.05 (TechnicalTopics)

    • Michael Hope did something relatively advanced: used a low/average/high estimation of efforts on each blueprint and that helped him find out which blueprints we wanted to work on
      • At the planning stage, you need something coarser grained than workitems to plan for this
      • His tool is a bit of throwaway code
      • Mounir brought up other tools we could use
    • James says this discussion is actually ongoing in that we're trying to track higher level progress
    • Joey will continue to research this; would like to get feedback from all techleads
    • Need to start thinking now how we're going to plan next cycle, and feed that back to the TSC
    • OCTO topics are outside of the TSC Tech Reqs / Tech Topics process though
    • Jesse feels it would help to have a process/someone to help new people grasp all these things we do about work planning
  • The Return of Ungodly hours?
    • Sachin can't attend the calls, should we have an ungodly hours call again?
    • Could have a meeting with just Europe and East people
    • ACTION Alexander checks with Sachin which times he would be confortable with

Actions from this meeting

  • CARRIEDOVER David to move TSC calls to new system -- still some issues with some numbers
  • ACTION Alexander checks with Sachin which times he would be confortable with

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