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New teleconference schedule

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 10:56:33 -0600
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20021016094307.031fe8f0@rockynet.com>
To: www-qa-wg@w3.org

QAWG participants --

Our new teleconference schedule is approved:  every Monday, 11am Eastern, 
1-1/2 hours *nominal*.

As discussed at Tokyo, we will try when possible to plan agendas for 1 
hour.  However, also noted at Tokyo:  between Montreal and Tokyo, we used 
1.2 hours per week (average), even though our regular slot was 1.5 hrs 
bi-weekly.  I.e., to maintain our output level, we had lots of extra 
teleconferences.

We have discussed the idea of partitioning the 1-1/2 hours, so that the 
last half hour is for editors discussion, etc.  We can try this, but I am 
concerned that could be problematic -- if discussion drifts to something 
substantive, then absentees might object.

We'll see how it plays out, but it might just be the case that we need the 
together time (especially when publications are pending).  Technical email 
discussion within the QAWG is often minimal.  Given that each participant 
has in theory committed (according to Charter and call for participation) 
to 4-8 hours per week, should 1-1/2 hours of teleconference time be 
considered excessive?

Any further thoughts or suggestions?

Btw, at Tokyo there was the suggestion:  start on time.  This morning, 
people joined still in a steady stream from 1-10 minutes past the hour.  It 
is pretty difficult to get any real work done in those circumstances, even 
though we had the minuter arranged in advance and were doing roll call.  On 
the plus side, we were almost ready to go at 8:10 (MDT), rather than just 
starting to get minuter and do roll call then.

-Lofton.

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>To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, adminreq@w3.org
>From: Susan Westhaver <susan@w3.org>
>Subject: Re: Fwd: change of teleconference bridge
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>Lofton,
>
>I have changed your standard weekly reservation from Wednesdays to Mondays 
>beginning 21 October through the end of the year.  Your reservation for 
>tomorrow's call is still reserved.
>
>QA_QAWG
>   QA Working Group
>   Mondays
>   11:00am-12:30pm/15:00-16:30 UTC
>   Zakim Bridge, conference 7294 ("QAWG")
>   15 participants
>   Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
>
>Best,
>Susan
Received on Wednesday, 16 October 2002 12:54:40 GMT

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