We’ve really been making quick progress through the outline of the team structure, goals, criteria, etc. Soon we’ll be at the point to offer up recommendations and then decide on resource allocation. I spent a little time this afternoon drawing up an outline document for recommendations on each area of the scope we defined at the last meeting. In each part of the scope I put down recommendations based on the discussion we had at the last meeting of those areas (though we haven’t yet agreed/voted on anything) and in those we hadn’t discussed, just wrote up some off-hand thoughts. In no way do I mean that these are the thoughts and opinions of the team at this time, but I did want to flesh out a framework that we can discuss and revise, more so than just topic headings.
We can use this as a rough outline and solidify or reverse the recommendations once the team comes to a consensus on the specifics, as well as inject findings from the survey we’ll build out this week. This is probably ridiculously presumptuous of me to have even done, but I like to write out my thoughts rather than say them aloud and find that its often helpful for discussion to have a framework like this in place, even if everyone disagrees with me and we end up recommending the exact opposite of whatever I wrote.
I guess, in a way, this is my longish answer to Elin’s questions from the DIY Content Workbook draft, particularly the last four questions.