[Portfolio] Portfolio goals and the Google Spreadsheet

Sean Keesler sean.keesler at threecanoes.com
Tue Nov 24 07:29:06 PST 2009

Thanks, Clay.

I'm forwarding this along to the portfolio group.
I'm not sure we are ready for that level of specificity yet, but it's good
to see what "design" is shaping up to look like.


On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Clay Fenlason
<clay.fenlason at et.gatech.edu>wrote:

> Hi Sean:
> Thanks for the note. I've heard by other channels that there is
> concern about this apparent duplication of effort, and I at least
> wanted to make the point that the spreadsheet format isn't required in
> order to be listened to. It's also the case that the spreadsheet seems
> to be a good exercise for functional experts, but the shape we'll be
> driving toward to really inform design will be more something like the
> user charts in the middle of this PDF:
> http://sakaipm.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/assignmentslessons.pdf
> If aiming for that kind of user-based chart seems a better way to
> build on the OSP thinking that has already happened, and may perhaps
> be a bit easier to swallow without feeling like it's doing the same
> thing over again, I might suggest that as an alternative format.
> ~Clay
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Sean Keesler
> <sean.keesler at threecanoes.com> wrote:
> > Hi, Clay.
> >
> > I'm sure you know that the portfolio group has a bunch of ideas on a
> > separate confluence page:
> >
> http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/UX/Portfolio-related+vignettes
> >
> > We think we probably should do a bit of work to translate that confluence
> > page into the google doc you and so many are looking at.
> > It isn't that we think that the confluence page is unknown, but there is
> an
> > artificial barrier that still exists between these groups that we would
> like
> > to bridge by "translating" our "verbs" into the "goals" of the
> spreadsheet,
> > as we feel that the needs are probably universal.
> >
> > On last weeks T&L call, some reference was made to an upcoming date of
> Dec 2
> > as some significance to that spreadsheet.
> > We want to get our info into that spreadsheet before then.
> >
> > Sean Keesler
> > 130 Academy Street
> > Manlius, New York 13104 USA
> > 315-663-7756
> > sean.keesler at threecanoes.com
> >
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