It was somewhat interesting. I found it funny how the problems then are same as problems now, but like 4 of them got condensed into implementing Agile, to make room for the new items like outsourcing and risk analysis. But he did sort of offered some high level 1000ft view insights into the problems. But it did make it clear to me the idea of shared responsibility is the way of the future.
I threw in the suggestion for some social games on the survey. I pretty much only talked to the people sitting directly next to me.
I did read that feedback, and it is one of the topics we will be addressing in upcoming BoD meetings to see what we can do.
Since everyone was chatty at this last meeting, and it being the last one of the year, we didn't try to get people to break out of their immediate area. Normally we do a "look to your left, do you know them? Look to your right, do you know them? If you do - find someone you don't know and introduce yourself"
One of the hurdles we have with structured ice breakers is we don't know how many we will have month to month. We have a cut off date of the Thursday before the meeting for rsvp, but this past year we will have 5-6 say they are attending, and then in the Sun/Mon and even on the day, we will have people respond they are attending. It is hard for planning as food has to be ordered the previous Thursday, and I am guessing how many will attend based on topics.
Not knowing the count means we can't really plan for structured activities other then the presentation as if we plan for breakouts, if we don't have enough it is just as sad as not going them [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Glad you found the presentation interesting. We hoped it would wrap the year up with a good comparison of past/present, and even between each of us with the different companies and domains.
Hope to see you next year when we start back up in Jan
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