Talk:EDSLIONS/weekly discussions/March 13, 2011

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Kago and Hove will be leading us on a Wiki Chat on Sunday 13 March 2011.
- Shumi


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ANY OTHER BUSINESS306:20, 14 March 2011
MBLEPMY FIRST ASSIGNMENT1806:05, 14 March 2011
QUORUM1405:31, 14 March 2011


SBL has not delivered all the books. I did not receive the MBL922 textbook and this hinders our study plans. Is there any way we can get feedback from SBL with regards to their failure to giveus all the books?

Hove (talk)06:05, 14 March 2011

I have received not a single book but working hard at it.

Victor.mensah (talk)06:10, 14 March 2011

Guys lets call it a day. Will meet next week. Thank you all for your contributions. I hope that next week we will be more focused & obviously having the action plan doc. Take care

Hove (talk)06:20, 14 March 2011

I received all of mine.

Shumimlingo (talk)06:13, 14 March 2011


As Hove has indicated, kindly volunteer for any preferred section. If you don't volunteer, the previous method of allocation will be used. To save time this volunteering can happen over e-mail directly to hove and kago. There's a lot of confusion betwween Assignment 1 and Assignment 2. Assignment 1 is the Case Study. Assignment 2 is the Field Study. Lets all revise the different assignment requirements so we can have an informed discussion. KG and the assignemtn leaders I trust this is ok with you guys. If so lets conclude the meeting and we wait to hear from you over the course of the week.

Shumimlingo (talk)06:03, 14 March 2011

ok - we should talk more thru email and see how best we can split up the work. Hope by end of week we wil be clear on who is doing what, and that can help our discussions next week.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)06:06, 14 March 2011

I should be happy to assist somewhere in literature review or something like that

Victor.mensah (talk)06:09, 14 March 2011

Thanks Victor!!

Hove (talk)06:13, 14 March 2011

Its ok with me and i think Kaygo does not have a problem either

Hove (talk)06:10, 14 March 2011

thats fine!

Kay go (talk)06:11, 14 March 2011


Guys as per an sms that was circulated by Shumi a few hours ago. We would need your ideas as to how we can tackle this assignment. When weget all your ideas we will condense them and come up with a solid plan of action that will include who is responsible for what and obviously the timelines. It is our belief that if we start as a group this will makethe rest of workload more easier to tackle after finding a common ground. We will come back with our plan of action next week sunday when we will be able to share with the rest of the team.To this end your ideas will be required

Hove (talk)05:22, 14 March 2011

There are 3 main sections to this question. Section 1: 25% Section 2: 50% Section 3: 20% Can we assign the guys with project management experience to the 50% section? --Shumimlingo 16:29, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:29, 14 March 2011

We agreed on the company. The next thing is what do we need to get started. We need to have an inventory of whats required, and by when?

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:36, 14 March 2011

Yes i think we need to hammer that section very hard. The 1st question is basically relying on theory ( concepts, project dynamics etc) The 2nd question calls for application, how NC can address its challenges based on EPM fundamentals and the recommendations with plausable reasons. The 3rd question is basically marrying theabove two questions.

Hove (talk)05:38, 14 March 2011

Hove and Kago have you guys start to come up with a game plan or not. Seems we havent made progress to kick start the discussion. Am I right or wrong?

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:34, 14 March 2011

The motive for this discussion is to get you guys' valuable thoughts such that we draw up an action plan it will be along the lines of the group's recommendations.

Hove (talk)05:42, 14 March 2011

I think we could have done that thru email and ask for individuals to contribute. For now better to split up the project and ask indiviadula to submit writre ups. We are behind and we should start pushi ng each other now.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:48, 14 March 2011

Are we going to use the sub groups or what?

Hove (talk)05:56, 14 March 2011

you are right sir. however it is our ambition to move away from the notion that assignments are owned by certain individuals. so what we are suggesting is that you have read the assignment kindly provide suggestions on how you view the assignment should be tackled while we wait to acquire the all the necessary resources.

Kay go (talk)05:42, 14 March 2011

hey fellas. i noted the initial questions require a bit of literature review, and some of us are yet to receive the books so we were a bit handicapped, hence the seemingly unpreparedness. however as mentioned, we invite your much valued input even at this primary stage.

Kay go (talk)05:36, 14 March 2011

Point taken Kago, but the purposes of having a team is to provide leadership and guidance. If that means allocating task to team membetrs, then so it be. We might bas well need to have action points to get this working. Not a very good start, and i hope this will improve and soon.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:40, 14 March 2011

I think if it is a team work we can get volunteers to some of the questions. We could have allocated individuals their parts that is very easy but we thought group insight first will help. Not sure whether iam making any sense.

Hove (talk)05:45, 14 March 2011

has anyone read the assignment?

Kay go (talk)05:46, 14 March 2011

yeah I have...the theoretical knowledge base required is high. Its a detailed case study with high analysis requirements. --Shumimlingo 16:49, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:49, 14 March 2011

we do apologise a thousand times for the disappointing start. lets kindly make head way with the how we are going to tackle the assignment. You noted it requires a "great deal of theory" JC and "...high theoretical knowledge requirement" Shumi so are we suggesting that we should assign people chapters to read...

Kay go (talk)06:05, 14 March 2011

KG - Yes i have read it. There is a great deal of theory that we need to cover.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:52, 14 March 2011

Hove and KG,

I believe the concern is that we don't have an action plan that we can critique as a group. I know earlier you cited that you would have this ready during the week. Kindly circulate this to us during the course of the week such that when we meet on Sunday we're discussing a document that we've had a chance to look at.

--Shumimlingo 16:46, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:46, 14 March 2011

Shumi you are right. I think we could have even assigned duties to individuals and/or sub groups even without the prescribed textbooks and other resource. However, looking on our need to the right things first time we decided that we should have a common understanding. Right now we should having volunteers to all the questions instead of dictacting without looking on individual capabilities. It is our apology guys that we might have perceived this idea in different ways. Do we have any volunteers to any specific questions?

Hove (talk)05:53, 14 March 2011

Guys, i have read the assignment, i known we have already identified the company, but frankly because i haven't read the books or much more documents on EPM, its becoming difficult to ascertain he next steps.

Are these sections of the assignment breakable into independent pieces or are they interdependent? Maybe, this will guide us on a logical way to approach it.

Victor.mensah (talk)05:50, 14 March 2011

Iam happy to be on another discussion again after a long time of inactivity.Kindly show your presence by your greeting here

Hove (talk)04:37, 14 March 2011

Hello all lions. I am online. Greetings to all and i hope you have had a lovely and restful break?

Victor.mensah (talk)04:39, 14 March 2011

Hi Victor. I hope you aredoing well. How is Zambia?

Hove (talk)05:06, 14 March 2011

Zambia is rainy and cold. But i am happy my wife joined me in town for the last two weeks. All is well bro.

Victor.mensah (talk)05:10, 14 March 2011

Wow. Good to hear that.Botswana is extremely hot.

Hove (talk)05:13, 14 March 2011

Hey Lions, its good to be back! Hope we're all well.

--Shumimlingo 15:54, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)04:54, 14 March 2011

Hi Shumi. I hopeyou are well

Hove (talk)05:05, 14 March 2011

I'm ok Chief! --Shumimlingo 16:08, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:08, 14 March 2011

Hi guyz I hope I find you all in good health.

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:07, 14 March 2011

Mr Chaphxanya howare u doing? Wellcome.

Hove (talk)05:10, 14 March 2011

Hi Hove, I am doing good mate, how are you doing? How Bots and all?

JEREMIAH CHAPHXANYA (talk)05:17, 14 March 2011

Bots is very hot. This world is never ceases to amaze becauseof mother nature.Japan hit by tsunami and that earthquake. Anyway what can wedo only God hasthe reasons.

Hove (talk)05:25, 14 March 2011


  • Luisa is having internet challenges, but hopefully will be online soon.
  • Kago is running late, shpould be with us shortly.
  • Hove I believe we can start.
Shumimlingo (talk)05:16, 14 March 2011

Thanks Shumi.Any news from Akachi & Shungu?

Hove (talk)05:26, 14 March 2011

Shungu is having internet challenges. No news from Akachi --Shumimlingo 16:31, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Shumimlingo (talk)05:31, 14 March 2011