[Chandler-dev] Chandler alpha4 debrief meeting

Katie Capps Parlante capps at osafoundation.org
Wed Nov 15 15:45:14 PST 2006

Notes here (thanks Bryan!):

One of the themes that emerged was the transition to a different stage 
of the project -- less time on new features, and more time on testing, 
stability, performance, etc. Ted's phrase for that mental shift: "end 
game mentality".

The group had a shared sense that alpha4 has been pretty smooth overall, 
more so than past releases. The team is working well together. The 
end-of-release phase has taken more time than we planned at the outset, 
but we feel good about the decision to take the time to stabilize the app.

We're not done yet, so do what you can to support those still wrapping 
up alpha4 bugs and release tasks!


Katie Capps Parlante wrote:
> We haven't done this in a while, but alpha4 has been a big enough 
> milestone that it would be useful to sit back and reflect on how things 
> are going. (And yes, we're not all wrapped up yet, but many are moving 
> on to alpha5).
> Whoville, 2:15 pm Tuesday Nov 14
> We'll structure the session by asking these questions:
> - What should we be doing "more of"?
> - What should we be doing "less of"?
> - What should we do the "same as"?
> The idea is to phrase feedback about the project in a constructive way.
> A short list of topics to seed the discussion:
> * Planning and specs
> * Design sessions
> * Release process and bug councils
> * Chandler-dev list
> * Development projects
> * Testing and the automated test framework
> If you won't be at the meeting feel free to send your take on the above 
> questions to chandler-dev (or to me directly).
> Notes from previous sessions:
> http://wiki.osafoundation.org/bin/view/Journal/ZeroPointSixDebrief20060109
> http://wiki.osafoundation.org/bin/view/Journal/ZeroPointFiveDebrief20050331
> http://wiki.osafoundation.org/bin/view/Journal/ZeroPointFourDebrief20041101
> This session is intended for all working day-to-day on Chandler, 
> including PPD, QA and Build/Release teams. I believe the Cosmo team will 
> have separate discussions about the Cosmo project, and are welcome to 
> participate in this session.
> Cheers,
> Katie
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