[Portfolio] Updates after yesterday's call - homework, too

Noah Botimer botimer at umich.edu
Tue Jul 21 10:16:18 PDT 2009

Hello everyone,

On yesterday's conference call a few items came up that it makes  
sense to send around...

1. CRIM has provided a rather complete feature summary of the Matrix  
functionality they have proposed [1].

2. Indiana has provided summaries of the Forms UI and Roster  
Synchronization changes proposed [2] [3].

3. Janice has updated the "Portfolio-related vignettes" page with  
rough notes from the Friday session in Boston. [4]

4. We did not discuss the Reporting Strategies work. The base  
Confluence page is created and listed on the agenda [5].

We would like everyone to take a look at these items for discussion  
next week. I believe Lynn will present the IU changes. After we talk  
through the CRIM proposal, we can ask them to join for more specific  

On another note, there has been ongoing discussion since the  
conference about moving forward with the broader functional  
visioning, community cohesion, and product management processes.  
There is interest in using our processes and materials as models. We  
may have some other folks join the call next week to discuss this some.

Josh Baron is heading up some of this work with others around the  
community and just posted a message with more details (titled "new  
initiative discussion"). I believe it makes sense for us to enter  
this phase with open minds and a willingness to adapt our process  
some to better integrate. Again, I think this is a positive  
recognition of how we have faced the challenges of working on common  
functionality over time and across institutions and thank everyone  
for their hard work and persistence.


[1] http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/x/cYBpAQ
[2] http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/x/bwDNAw
[3] http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/x/TYD-Ag
[4] http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/x/kAAR
[5] http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/x/F4LWAw

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