[openstack-dev] [all] Dublin PTG format

Matt Riedemann mriedemos at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 20:05:34 UTC 2017

On 11/28/2017 3:46 AM, Chris Dent wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Nov 2017, Flavio Percoco wrote:
>> Others have raised concerns about being able to properly keep the 
>> momentum of
>> the day going if we adopt the new format. I have to admit that I'm also
>> concerned about this. Switching context every half day may not be ideal.
> This is the real crux of the biscuit. For team oriented work being
> able to get into the nova-zone (or whatever) for an extended period
> is important. Having to switch in and out of that per day would not
> be pleasant and would also make the time less effective.
> At base, I think part of the challenge with how we manage this stuff
> is that because the available time is such a scarce resource (10
> days out of 365) we want to make sure we touch upon everything that
> matters. But bouncing from topic to topic means that each topic and
> the people involved do not get the depth of engagement for it to
> really matter. In the end what matters is not so much that we talk
> about any particular topic, but that we talk about any topic, so
> that we develop the shared language that allows us to talk about it
> more later.
> Which is just a long-winded way of saying: Let's not parcel time
> into small chunks.

Agree with Chris. And stepping back, the more things get split up and 
time sliced, the more the PTG becomes like a summit with a very rigid 
schedule - which is something teams were trying very hard to get away 
from when we started doing midcycle meetups. The 2-3 days of just 
focusing on a few set of things at a deep level to move forward was 
necessary because 40 minutes every 6 months doesn't cut it.




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