This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.
Welcome from David
Goal: People get to know each other
Regrets from Janet Broughton:
Really interested and engaged, great partner
Define things we'd deliver in proposal
Taking steps to refine what success looks like--have a good COMMON understanding of where we'll be at the end of 18 months
Coordinating work, accellerating progress in teams
Improve the way we work together
Refine engagement with other projects and iniatives
Make sure people get to know each other
Where each area is at
Talk about what success looks like
Cross-project discussion to coordinate
Shel Waggener will join us--think of questions to ask, please
Break-out sessions to talk about adjustments within areas of progress
Look at work from point of view of audience/adoptions
Discuss how we best work together
What might we adjust about this agenda?--suggestions are welcome
Revise statements of where we're going
Finishing up month 4 of 18-month project
lots of good work, some stuff ahead of schedule
Diversified efforts, which is great, but raises challenges
10 institutions, multiple continents, multiple disciplines
How do we make all this work?
Higher priority, vs attactive but needs to be held off for now
Q: Humanist scholars keep asking for a good humanists description for bamboo? Get description for talking point. The description on website is great, but too technical.
A: There have been conversations with DAG about how best to communicate this. Make sure we're on track to have multiple messages that different audiences can use
Item on the agenda to discuss communications
Idea post-its on wall--please jot down
Q: Got 4 work areas, good program to go into them, what success looks like, what each work area will do. Lack of integrated vision, coordination, no overall description of bamboo ecology (circuit diagram for the whole thing). Don't particularly want to see the diagram, just want to be reassured there is one
A: One of the real goals is to make sure that there's stuff that's satisfactory for multiple audiences. A little later this afternoon, that should be a part of the conversation. Put all the parts together, make sure it all makes sense.
Steve Masover: A version of this will be in my presentation this afternoon
Marlita: When we dive deep into discussion aspects of work areas, please speak up with questions/things that affect other work areas. One of the goals of entire meeting: common undertanding of what we've defined as success holistically, what we've put in place to get there, and what we don't yet know.
Clear understanding of what
Neil: All know we are parts of a largert enterprise, what partners want to do vs. what project needs--how integrate. All parts and whole are in movement, dynamic, really easy to lose sense of overall vision. Don't know how best to fix that.
DAG: Picture of end state, as well as evolutionary path. Some things will only be 36-month timeframe, can't really complete in 18 months. Clear integrated picture of the whole, think about in evolving fashion, how story is told to multiple audiences.
Q: Jim: Ongoing sustainability/consortium
A: DAG: There are lots of things that will need an ongoing organization. We'll need to figure that out. One hour on friday, but can do more if that seems important.
Robin Valenza: We still need a good humanist-centric description of what Bamboo is
Neil Fraistat: Will pursue in discussion tomorrow; some work has happened to-date, and we'll described and reflect on that tomorrow
Marlita: Sheets on walls for people to jot down ideas about how to describe Bamboo
John Coleman: Lack of an integrated picture: the Bamboo ecosystem ... want to see a diagram
Neil: A changing picture
David: Some way to picture an end state, also some way to see the current state
Jim: We need to get our heads around consortium if we're to have a sustainability story by the end of the current phase of Bamboo work. The hour allotted at this meeting won't be enough, so we need to think about how this work can go forward in parallel