[Architecture] Success

Steve Lee steve at opendirective.com
Fri Aug 17 06:03:43 UTC 2018


Awesome work all!

Steve Lee
Sent from my mobile device Please excuse typing errors

On Thu, 16 Aug 2018, 22:47 M. Kaine, <maureen at raisingthefloor.org> wrote:

> It’s most certainly worth mentioning that the review would not have been
> such a success without the *incredible* efforts of Kate and Gregg.  Many
> late nights and very little sleep, but with an unwavering commitment to
> making everything happen.
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> Many, many thanks to our fearless leaders!!
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> *From:* gregg at raisingthefloor.org [mailto:gregg at raisingthefloor.org]
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:00 PM
> *To:* UX-DSN; architecture at lists.gpii.net Architecture;
> Team at raisingthefloor.org
> *Subject:* Success
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> The Review was an unmitigated success.
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> Even if we did not need to do it for their requirements — it was very well
> worth the effort.   The combination of the intro presentation  —  the demo
> — and the fact that every time they pushed, what they felt was solid  —
>  has completely changed the dynamic with RSA.   The project officer was
> very pleased.   Midway he remarked that for the first time he had seen the
> light…. see it actually work all the way from setting preferences to seeing
> those preferences show up on another computer.    The QSS’s ability to make
> it easy to explore —  combined with the ability to save and have it show up
> on the next computer — had amazing effects on all of them; making it real
> and simple and clear.
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> Here is a link to the exit meeting where they presented their report.   It
> starts out good and gets better.
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> *Play recording*
> <https://umd.webex.com/umd/lsr.php?RCID=c2c119db485140818a837de0e4b56750> (51
> min 10 sec)
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> Thanks to the ASTEA and the whole QSS team for bringing it home.   And the
> fact that it went from first concept in May to reality in August was very
> impressive to them.
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> Thanks to Tyler for coming up with the AWS server idea - and Tyler and
> DevOops for ensuring the server was there that we needed for “save".
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> Thanks to Cindy for stepping forward and making the “save" possible in
> time for this review (when it wasn’t on the original plan to have it done
> in time)
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> Thanks to Justin for giving us all the UIO+  changes and making those
> functions work on the QSS in time for the demo
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> Thanks to Steve for making the key language, contrast and zoom features on
> QSS actually work.
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> Thanks to Antranig and team for getting the plumbing in place - and
> innovating where needed to make it work.
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> Thanks to Sandra for keeping track of all the bits so we didnt drop any.
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> Thanks to  Colin for shepherding all the technical changes and challenges
> through to completion.
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> Thanks to Ignacio and Ben for getting the web help page up (and Daune and
> Bern for getting content into it)
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> Thanks to Javi for his problem continual solving — and creating build
> after build in the middle of the night til we got it working.
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> Thanks to Bern, David and Amarja for coming in and doing all the testing
> and prep that made the demo’s *work.*
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> Thanks to Bern, Maureen, Bern, Colin, Sandra, Vera, Eugene,  Amarja,
> Daune, and Rashida for both the prep and the great job in the interviews.
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> Thanks to Eva for the prep work on the council plan and PO posting so we
> had good answers for that when it came up.
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> Thanks to those I forgot above since my brain is fried — and to *everyone*
> for working on *everything* else above to make this happen.  Everything
> above and not listed above worked because of teamwork.
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> It was all these features - and the glue that made it all work — that made
> it come alive and be real and turn their heads.
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> In the recording you will hear the project officer — and hear how
> delighted he was.     He even jokes that this may be the first time he said
> something positive.    That’s not really correct — but it is true that
> mostly all we have heard are concerns and worries from him.    There are
> lots of people all the way to the top of the RSA and the Dept of Education
> that are looking at this and wanting assurances that this was on track ——
>  and the PO wasn’t confident enough until now to confidently say — it is on
> track, making good progress, with very good probability of being a success.
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> This has made all the difference.   We knew but they did not.   You have
> made it a lot easier for all of us — but most of all for Kate and I.
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> AND - I will say that what we have now is so much better than what we set
> out to build.   The fundamentals are the same but the design and
> functionality are way ahead.      It has been said that the iPhone didn't
> introduce anything that wasn’t already available in the Microsoft phone.
>   At least in function.  But the interface and the way the functions were
> integrated made it all work.   Same here.
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> If you didn't listen to the intro recording,  Please do.  It outlines a
> new direction we are talking about with regard to pilots. It is just the
> first description — and will evolve over time in discussion with RSA — but
> it is an evolution I want you all to be aware of — both so you know where
> we are going — and so you can contribute to the thinking and planning.
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> Here is the link
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> Introduction to Morphic and Our Plan going forward Aug 2018
> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/9p7utjig7p621wr/2018%20August%20video%20of%20GPII%20for%20RSA.mp4?dl=0>
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> Skip ahead 10 minutes if you want to skip over Mary’s intro to the purpose
> of the review.
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> Congratulations again.
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> Could not have gone better.
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> all the best
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> Gregg and Kate
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