Reading/Multimedia/Retrospectives/2018-11-08

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2018-11-08

Previous Action Items

  • Amanda - Plan to add these things to talk about in person (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yyij9BAYjtgAIxqtN-z15KiylWNyMuxHEI3vDUswxGA/edit?usp=sharing):
  • Future statement implementation (can someone remind me what CDP means?)
    • CDP
    • Cross-Departmental Program

What in the team's process is going well?

  • ooh look! I'm turquoise! that's going well
  • I (Mark) got into the swing of hiring stuff and finally climbing out of that hole, which means fewer distractions (and soon, hopefully, a new team member)
  • Yes, the getting-distracted could have been in "could be improved", but the first time was bound to be bumpy
  • QA is going well
  • Bugs are getting identified and fixed in reasonably short timelines

What in the team's process could be improved?

  • I could do with a list of blockers/almost blockers that's maintained [if it's red/high priority, it should be fixed] ... yeah but that doesn't mean it's a blocker [I only make it red if it is potentially a blocker]
  • https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/ZO1cdTL43EQI/#R are all the open "High" and above tasks in our SDC projects.
  • Everything we fix leads us to find another that needs fixing. Feels a little like Eternal September of tasks.

What in the team's process is confusing?

  • When do we close a task? Some have product sign-off but are still open? e.g. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T205987

Parking Lot

Action Items

  • Check in on meeting load/fatigue