weeknotes #

WeekNote 2020 W16-19

And then a whole month had gone without publishing a weeknote. The lockdown phenomenon of days blending together, combined with deep focus to support colleagues in pivoting to online delivery. We’re starting to move beyond simple digital replacements of one-day seminars (even though they have been very successful), and have started building out a six week whole-school-staff CPD course into Moodle. With a much reduced team, my time has been split between operational support to colleagues practising the mechanics of live seminars, configuring new resources in Moodle, minor software upkeep of a couple of applications (including merging new plugins and upstream changes into our Moodle build) and a bigger technical architecture project.

WeekNote 2020 W15


WeekNote 2020 W13

In terms of work this was the first full week of distributed working. I spent a fair bit of time coaching colleagues on how to work more effectively using Teams. I think one of the hardest things for people who are first exposed to the messaging side of the application is to learn a more considered approach when posting in a channel. The difference between a new post and a comment seems very hard for some people to pick up, and I think the app could do more to signal to people that channel chat and messaging chat behave differently.

WeekNote 2020 W12

The lessons from abandoning focus time reporting, and adapting to life under Corona

WeekNote 2020 W07

Kaizen Compared to the previous week, the reverse trend - higher working hours but lower total focus hours and focus percentage. PomoDoneAnalysis week 2020-W07 Looking at the year to date the change from the previous week is striking. Ratio of focus time to working time, 2020 weeks 1-7 I’m clear about the root cause. As I mentioned last week, we had an all-day, all-staff meeting on Wednesday.

WeekNote 2020 W06

An increase in focus hours at the same time as a reduction in total hours

WeekNote 2020 W05

A slight increase in focus time from last week, but still notably below start of the month.

Weeknote 2020 W04

Some Kaizen learning from a week with very different numbers

WeekNote 2020 W03

Week ending 17/01/2020

WeekNote 2020-W02

First week instrumenting work with PomoDoneApp