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From the Strategist

·2 mins

If I don’t dump a bunch of stuff that’s on my mind, I’ll never blog again. Here goes:

  • Launchpad users within Canonical seem to appreciate the Roadmap. Still receive some complaints about not communicating our plans enough, but not sure what to do.
  • Team lead meeting in London went well. Good to see the gang again.
  • The Wellington sprint was amazing. Rarely seen a sprint that’s more productive.
  • My favourite result: a fixed, pre-planned annual schedule of sprints, including two annual whole-team sprints. I get to meet with my colleagues and have a life and Canonical saves money all at once.
  • The team leads like the Ready-to-Code and Launchpad Enhancement Proposal process things.
  • Daily builds work is going well. There’s a lot of UI bits to consider, and we’re trying to get the UI correct before building it. Grates my JFDI nerves, but maybe it’s the right approach.
  • Challenged the Launchpad team leads to blog once every two weeks about anything, as long as it’s vaguely related to Launchpad. The name of the challenge? Blog like it’s 2006.
  • Community Help Rotation sucks and basically no-one really knows what to do about it.
  • I’m cautiously excited about using kanban to track our work-in-progress.
  • Launchpad needs graphs in the Launchpad application. I think all we need is someone to just add one. I don’t have the time to do it as part of my day job, and I’ve got a backlog of other hacking tasks. Could I help you do it instead?
  • I’m going to PyCon.