On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 04:26:01PM -0800, Aaron Wolf wrote: > On 02/01/2016 03:36 PM, Bryan Richter wrote: > > Thanks to setting up OpenProject, we now have a perfectly reasonable > > place to record minutes for meetings. Here is what I came up with for > > today's meeting: > > > > http://shovel.snowdrift.coop/meetings/2 > > > > Any feedback on minutes format would be appreciated. Too terse? > > > > p.s. to Aaron, Jason, and any other OpenProject admins: I went to > > http://shovel.snowdrift.coop/admin/roles to allow the 'Anonymous' > > role to view meetings. Without doing so, one would have to log in to > > view meetings. > > > > Thanks Bryan! The Decisions and Next Steps sections are superb, but they > should be *alongside* actual minutes that summarize the course of the > discussion (not all the things said, but a brief overview of how the > meeting went). Anyway, it's all a work in progress building these skills > and we'll continue to document and plan better.
For what it's worth, I was following guidelines listed at the Wikipedia article, which states, "Unless the organization's rules require it, a summary of the discussions in a meeting is neither necessary nor appropriate." The source for this is "Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised" (RONR), which was basically treated as gospel on all these pages: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minutes http://www.wildapricot.com/articles/how-to-write-effective-meeting-minutes http://nancysylvester.com/docs/Resources/articles/meeting_minutes.html Do you know of another school of thought that would contradict this one? If so, what purpose does the summary serve in that formulation? Incidentally, I did summarize two of the sort-of-off-topic discussions that happened, and I plan on sharing those to the relevant parties. Agreed on progress. :) I hope we can continue to identify and fill roles to keep things rolling smoothly.
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