T3F - Transitional Technical Task Force
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:00 PM (US Eastern Time, GMT -5)
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Beeler, Blobel, Buitendijk, Case, Hammond, Lorenzi, McCaslin, McCay, Parker, Walker
Review/update working items as:
- (05 min) Roll Call & Accepted agenda
- (20 min) Refine Core Challenges For T3F
- Need Success Criteria
- (20 min) Complete top-level representation of Six Core Architecture Features
- (10 min) Review, update T3F Action item list
- Review list of documents (McCay)
We moved architecture discussion to the beginning to accomodate Bert's time. He had concerns that the architure features and basic principles needed work and pointed everyone to the papers he has posted on this subject. He noted that quality, usability, scalability, and portability should be included. It was agreed that readability could be removed. He might draft suggestions on how to improve. Others on the call expressed an interest that we focus more time in the immediate future on operational and organizational aspects of T3F rather than architecture, that is, defining how the T3F will effectively ensure compliance with a technical architecture.
We discussed the role of "arb" during the transition. It was recommended that arb continue to do what it does today but should report to the T3F.
Charlie edited the Core Challenges section on the wiki based on refinement discussions.
We discussion TD organization and the organizational charts presented. Ed suggested we take over the top boc of TD and evolve everything under it. Ed will try to find the original author of the Strategic Initiatives Org Chart diagram. It was noted that the charts we've stored on the wiki are both somewhat misleading. The one from ORC looks "messy" but really represents the full picture of the three areas - Foundations&Technology, Structure&Semantics, and Domain Expertise where most volunteer work will occur. The one from the Strategic Task Force report looks much cleaner but hides the details on these three areas. It also shows paid positions in more detail than volunteer positions which may be misleading. The difference between Product and Project Managers was not clear. Ed thinks we need a discussion on "What is the technical directorate?" Virginia agreed to try to do mock up diagram(s). We agreed that we should read the Strategic Task Force report section on the Technical Directorate and add discussion on it before next meeting.
Next week - carry forward Documents discussion (did not have time this week). We should time box architecture to 10 minutes and place at end of agenda.