Hey there, Joan! Thanks for the work you've done on Maryland Directories and Maryland Minorities! As the barn raising winds down, I want to get a feel for how each article on the Maryland Barn Raising Tasks is coming along so I can tell where to allocate any help that contributors can give for a last push. Could you either send me a message by editing my User Discussion page or go to the Maryland Barn Raising Tasks page and update the column on the % of "doneness" the article is at now? Ritcheymt 16:41, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Need your help
Since we really need to get the backlog prioritized and each story estimated, and since it has been such a struggle pulling the whole team together for meetings, I've thought of a way to prioritize the backlog as individuals rather than meeting to do it. I need your help to make it happen. Will you please go to FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject U.S. Census and add the team's stories from the whiteboard to the Requirement Backlog table? Once they're all there, we can have each team member do a Delphi vote on which items they feel are highest to lowest priority. Then I can do the math and arrange them in priority order. Ritcheymt 16:28, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the verbal update on the little problem you had in setting up the backlog for FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject U.S. Vital Records. Any chance you can do Take Two today? We really need this up today so team members can prioritize it and each team member can have stories assigned by early next week. Ritcheymt 15:51, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Prioritizing vital records project backlog
Will you take a look at the Requirement Backlog (second table) on FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject U.S. Vital Records and rank the requirements/stories in priority order by noon Thursday? You can do this by the Delphi method: Give the lowest amount of points (1) to the lowest-priority item and the highest (41? 42?) to the highest-priority item. We're doing this individually because it's so hard to get everyone together for a meeting. We need to get this done by 5 PM Thursday 2 July so each individual can choose their stories and plan their tasks for the sprint.
After we tally the points for each item, we'll re-sort the backlog in priority order. Then we'll individually choose stories we want to attack during the sprint. Thanks! Ritcheymt 12:33, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Healeyje 19:44, 26 June 2009 (UTC)