Team Building Log

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Tue Sep 27, 2016

  • AbeAnd Log - CEB code development, FreeCAD contribution?
  • James Fleming - HTML CSS?
  • Ian Marcus - CEB code
  • Babasile - GreenLab

Sat Apr 25, 2015

Graphics Team is an example of a functional team, largely because it has a meritocratic team leader, Jean-Baptiste. Progress is happening, and is a model for how teams can begin to work autonomously.

The Aquaponics team is moving along, CEB Team has not been created, but broader development is happening with respect to connecting to Linux, FreeCAD, Open Architecture, and Kdenlive efforts.

Wed Mar 25, 2015

We probably only have a few people that have experience and wisdom on aquaponics that meets our expectations so it should be easy to filter. Ori and Chris French are two that I can remember off the top of my head. I went through half way of the list and found some here and there. So who ever we can find we will have to extract as much data to download to the crowds.

My thoughts this morning is that "leadership" for people can be "taboo" per say in terms our audience. I changed the language to facilitator to soften the perception. Leaders help and support facilitators because we have way less leaders than we will find to execute to the level we might expect. So we will have to start with a few star players, crowd swarm it, and cultivate them both as we grow.

To answer your question. Yes & Yes. The assessment process will have to be informal and dynamic to get this done and meet our goals. Changing the language is also another consideration. "Assessment" can be a bad word for some folks so we can alter the language to "Meeting" or whatever the ecoelites may not respond well to. Key lesson of the week for me is know your audience and speak their language.

Tue Mar 24, 2015

Just a few thoughts: After reviewing about 50-60 candidates, we may not will find the number of quality leaders to group ratio we will are looking for just in our 120+ people; however, we will be able to score several hardcore contributors and sme's. Our approach may consist of hosting our first meeting as a passive recruitment meeting for getting other people involved and growing our overall team as we gather support. Although there is much interest, the abilities are vast and great, but we are still dealing with a crowd of people with diverse interests. Given that this is an Aquaponics Greenhouse Project, finding active stakeholders would be the best places to start. Those who have expertise and those who are actually going to build or replicate. I can see clearly now that we will need to heed to Laura's advice and assess directly our requirements for the global design, and more importantly the define the metrics for success based on the prototype product at Factor eFarm. Marketing is key. We may need to advertise and find online communities that are willing to collaborate directly and recruit quality peeps as we go. We will need to build momentum by layering virtual assets and products by finding people that can transfer their knowledge quickly because we are ready and able to extract it. Step 1. Meet with top SME's in Aquaponics- Develop a base line plan for lower levels of development Step 2. Create specific core (absolute) modules (limit number of modules depending on complexity and resources, if we do not have the people we will need to scale back complexity) Step 3. Identify Basic and Advanced Leaders. Keep it simple, Vet & Get them to Work Step 4.

Metrics of Success before Workshops

  1. Complete Open Source Aquaponics 3D-Model with Component Assets
  2. Complete Documentation - How to guides for installation.
  3. Complete Bill of Materials - Inventory ordered and onsite
  4. Calculate cost of workshop and number participants to break even for hosting workshop
  5. Market & Sell Tickets

Metrics of Success for the Workshops

  1. Updated 3D model
  2. Updated Documentation and add changes
  3. Update financials for BOM/
  4. Breakeven - stay out of the red
  5. Completion of prototype on time
  6. Data collection

Metrics of Success After Workshops

  1. Updated 3D model
  2. Updated Documentation and add changes
  3. Maintenance
  4. Monitors - sensors
  5. Economic inputs/outputs
  6. Product
  7. 100k by 100k