meetings

Team discussions and status updates

Status updates

As a group, we meet on MWF at 10 AM to update everyone about the status of each project. The status update is a short two-minutes talk (no presentations) about your research progress and plans. The update should cover:

  • What you have been working on the last two days,
  • What is blocked, and
  • What is your plan for the next two days. These quick status updates allow us to identify soon any aspect that you are having difficulties with or potentially blocking your research progress. We can immediately have a deep-dive meeting to resolve issues. On Mondays, we will discuss if you achieved the goals of last week and your plans for the current week. Monday’s update should reflect the weekly project status update on Asana.
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Brain Trust meetings

The people in the team are the secret ingredient to the success of a team. Give a great idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. Give a mediocre idea to a great team - they will either fix it or develop something better. We are forming the “Brain Trust” (idea stolen from Pixar), everyone in our group is part of the Brain Trust. We are here to troubleshoot research problems collectively.

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brain trust

Brain Trust meetings

The people in the team are the secret ingredient to the success of a team. Give a great idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. Give a mediocre idea to a great team - they will either fix it or develop something better. We are forming the “Brain Trust” (idea stolen from Pixar), everyone in our group is part of the Brain Trust. We are here to troubleshoot research problems collectively.

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communication

Effective communication

  • Always try to do asynchronous communication than synchronous meetings. Asynchronous communications allow one to collect and write down all their thoughts and helps the other person reading your message to understand the whole picture and provide you with a specific response. Tools such as Discourse forum, Asana tasks, and emails are examples of asynchronous communications.
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productivity

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progress

Team discussions and status updates

Status updates

As a group, we meet on MWF at 10 AM to update everyone about the status of each project. The status update is a short two-minutes talk (no presentations) about your research progress and plans. The update should cover:

  • What you have been working on the last two days,
  • What is blocked, and
  • What is your plan for the next two days. These quick status updates allow us to identify soon any aspect that you are having difficulties with or potentially blocking your research progress. We can immediately have a deep-dive meeting to resolve issues. On Mondays, we will discuss if you achieved the goals of last week and your plans for the current week. Monday’s update should reflect the weekly project status update on Asana.
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research

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team

Team discussions and status updates

Status updates

As a group, we meet on MWF at 10 AM to update everyone about the status of each project. The status update is a short two-minutes talk (no presentations) about your research progress and plans. The update should cover:

  • What you have been working on the last two days,
  • What is blocked, and
  • What is your plan for the next two days. These quick status updates allow us to identify soon any aspect that you are having difficulties with or potentially blocking your research progress. We can immediately have a deep-dive meeting to resolve issues. On Mondays, we will discuss if you achieved the goals of last week and your plans for the current week. Monday’s update should reflect the weekly project status update on Asana.
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workflow

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writing

Invest in your writing

The fundamental and often understated and ignored skill of a researcher is writing. Invest in your writing! Believe it or not, you are first and foremost a writer than a researcher, you are known by the articles you write, not the hours in front of a computer.

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