MBL912L - Meeting 2 - 22nd March 2009
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Point 1: Team Charter:
Utang and Taurai, thank you for your contribution, please ensure that all emails are sent to the correct email addresses as I did you not receive your emails directly but from Luisa.
Utang, Still need your signature.
Any closing comments on the Team Charter before I prepare the 3rd Draft and distribute to all?
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we are on track as it is at present. you can send the 3rd draft copy
The Charter looks good. The document i have here dosnt have any content under 13.3 and 13.4 If there is a newer version with contents there, then its ok with me.
Apologies from Shungu internet challenges, she will join in if she overcomes the connection--Luisaserra 18:10, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
I will be adding some of the info that some of the team members are currently busy with into the Team Charter. Thus is it important that each of you send me your contribution by end of day tomorrow. Will that be possible for all?
Yes Hermanus, it should be possible for me. Appologies for the delay, i practically didnt realise i had such a detailed write-up to do (my fault). I have sent through a draft zero via email at this moment. See if i am on the right track so i finish up by moro.
Thanks Victor, I will be online early in the morning and will review the work and insert into the second draft. Did you agree with the comments and guidance I sent yesterday?
Hermanus, please it is important to ask Utang, Hove and Jeremiah what assignemnst would they feel confortable in atking a Team leader role for the 2nd round of assignemnts.--Luisaserra 18:19, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Hermanus, you should get our first draft in. I am resending my signature and will copy Luisa, just incase you don't get it...she can forward it to you. Thanks Luisa.
has all members given their submission on the outstanding areas.
Does the team charter have a deadline? we have taken much time on this.
Akachi, there is no deadline but it will need to be submitted with the MBL912L assignment. I want to distribute the last draft come end of day tomorrow.
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Consideration of Resources, Victor any questions other than what was just posted before?
My main write up (as circulated incomplete and in draft zero about 15mins ago) deals mainly with the Human Resources we have. I wrote about our
- diverse backgrounds,
- stated strengths (as per charter)
- stated weeknesses/shortfalls
and then tried to do a balance between the to under the sub-heading leveling. My questions are:
- Is this on course
- Should i include other resources (like our ability as a team to create this wiki platform and use successfully?)
All members' comments are welcome.
Critical Point not part of prescribed agenda:
We need to redistribute the workload for the second group of assignments, for this reason do we need to assign Hove, Utang and Jeremiah each as project leaders, Thus:
Guys are there any specific subject that you are comfortable with and would like to be the leader of?
914 without hesitation. However i am happy to take on anything to be honest.
Thank you Jeremiah, I think Luisa will be very gratefull.
Another important point, we would like to reshuffle the official roles, with the following people as substitues for different roles:
Assistant project leader: Jeremiah
Assistant IT: Hove
Do you agree with these roles?
Hermanus - this is for which assignment? Just to be sure, otherwise I am more than happy to actively play my part.
No for assignment group 2, can you take the lead as project leader, but for the overall group structure, I am assigned as project leader, and I would like your assistance as substitute group project leader
Assistant IT should be kept for Kago.Secretary should be given to Utang, this is my proposal--Luisaserra 18:38, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
are they provisions of the roles in our team charter?
urgent message from utang. she has power problems can not continue with meeting.
She has interest in all the modules except 912L, 914n & 916Q
Dear Lions, I suggets we give Utang 915P, it is one of her strenghts--Luisaserra 18:42, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes these are for the part 2 assignmentsa. If you remember we agreed on the Team leaders roles back at the study school and then we did not know Jeremiah & Utang were aour team members. Thanks It is to give all Lions at leat one opportunitty of leading one of the assignments.--Luisaserra 18:49, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes there are various roles and substitutes in the charter. We may need to specify that for Part II these roles change --Shumimlingo 18:42, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Akachi can you also ask her about the official role of substitute secratary?
Project Planning and Scheduling, any questions?
is planning and scheduling just for this module or for the whole MBL 1 assignments?
No it is for the whole year's module. only the section of project performance refers to the first assignment done.
it is for this assignment and to be handled by Taurai and Utang
Hermanus, from my side & Shungu we will be doing a more detailed analysis of the risks as discussed with you, thanks--Luisaserra 18:47, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
sorry iam asking questions, i still need to come to terms with project management.
risk management in excuting the assignment or risk management as a group.
It is all risk that has an influence in preventing the team from continuing and reaching our end goals as listed in the team charter.
Hi Akachi, the risk management is for achievieving the entire MBL1 this year. It will mainly focus in we as a group will deliver. We will look at the opportunitties, this is how we will leverage our strengths and also at the challenges we are facing as a group to deliver the MBL1. This is the assignment for Operations mnagement 912L. i hope it is clear.thanks--Luisaserra 18:52, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
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Evaluation Process, any question?
I hope we made sense in our presentation - I worked on this with AKACHI.
Thnanks guys, I think that it looked good, something inportant to note. We do not have to follow the exact order that the lecturer specified but just have to assure that all those points are covered.
Program and Project Control, any questions?
Hermanus I hope you're referring to project performance. If so just one question.
How exacting should we be on our shortcomings...these are many of these. I don't want to shoot ourselves in the foot. Secondly, we may spill over into 4 pages...hope this is not a problem
Shumi, yes there we quite a few problems project management wise in the first assignment. But i do think that we have started to make some inprovements and will carry on doing so, that is the goal of project management.
You need describe this process and where we are inproving.
I also seem to be heading toward more pages than was aloccated. Was still planning to do some graphics but may reconsider.
Please do not be concerned about going over the recommended amount of pages, any additional info can be added as appendices. If you read the lecturer's comments on previous assignments you will note that it is more about content than specific page numbers.
Project Performance, any questions? Thank you gys I did get your notes and will send you more comments early tomorrow.
Project Control and Measurement, I will add some detail the this section in the next draft.
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Questions and general comments, closing out comments and quetions?
Are the instructions on the number of pages that rigid?
Dear Lions, we will have to comply with pages numbers, but we can always put things in appendixes, this was very clear at the Study school--Luisaserra 19:12, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Dear Lions, I have sent an email abou my business trip to Asia, I hope you all got it. I might not be available with my current phone line, but I am available on emails and make sure I go to the business center everyday to catch up with you.--Luisaserra 19:11, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, i got it. Wish you a safe journey. Perhaps i should also indicate here that as stated in the team charter, i will be away on leave from 25th March to 30th April. But no fears, i should be online for our next meeting ceteris paribus. I should still be reachable on all my email addresses.
--Victor P. K. Mensah 19:15, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
No comments for now. However I will provide you with my feedback in track changes when I finsih my detailed review.
about the role of secretary, is there a format for submission of the minutes to EDS? also, this question is for victor, i need small tutorial on data stroge on wiki
Akachi, please see the minutes template that i sent to you yesterday. I also sent through the previous minutes, that will give you a good idea of what to do
sorry akachi, one last comment, you do not have to spend to much time with the minutes, just ensure that the general idea of each point was captured.
Akachi, you can actually store (upload) a variety of date/resources on this wiki. I have created a space/page/link for that. However, since this wiki is a public one, the data may become a permanent record (unless i request deletion from the server). The EDS is thus the best palce to upload all official records of the group (as in the Charter).
But i can definitly take you through uploads for your wiki skills development.
Hove was trying to log on to Wiki but failed. I made contact with him during our meeting Nothing else from me. --Shumimlingo 19:14, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Shumi for this. I dont know why he should fail to log in. Has he forgoten his password or his username? He should perhaps take into consideration that these are case-sensitive. Perhaps he can create a new account or get in touch with me to talk this through.
Hi all. Iam sorry iam extremely late.I had a problem with my connection despite having logged in, the weekly discussion page was unavailable so there was nothing i could do. My apology. I only managed now. Victor i think it would be bset for to clarify this: when you log in and you get a message which saya " There is currently no text in this page, you can search for this page title..........." What do you do?