Analytics lacked work while Dan was out; work is noticeably scarce right now. We're taking steps to amend this (Oliver acted as Substitute Dan and pushed us on the user satisfaction stuff, Mikhail is running a Bayes for Bae session to teach Oliver Bayesian A/B testing so we have redundancy there)
partially caused by lack of information to analyse from teams (we haven't been running tests in last few weeks for other reasons)
Not loving the combined Reading/Discovery showcase, but willing to give it more time +++
Too rushed, would love for us to demo and discuss our doings in greater detail and see other teams' work at lightning talks
Feel it needs better moderation
Our 10% policy expects showcasing, but the combined showcase is short of time
Readership launched an untested change that harmed our A/B tests
Dan shortage affects inter-vertical interactions, too
Not having Dan was difficult, need fewer single points of failure +++
Lack of product support, Moiz is not getting time to do almost any design work and doing mostly product work
Especially around the future of our language work. We pivoted to relevance lab as a result of a shallow backlog leaving an already short quarter shorter
We need to be moving on the user satisfaction survey; where we are with that is kind of woolly.++
Have made progress. Reading team will run a survey for us using their non-qualtrix tool.
Expect to run the first survey the week of Nov 12 for a week.
We need to finalize question(s), page(s), etc.
The tool is based on wikigrok, so presents a single question within the page.
still don't feel like we have a clear path from here to solving our Q2 goal for language, we do have a clear path for testing the current code we have written and seeing how close that gets us. If that doesn't (and it's unlikely our first attempt will) meet or exceed our goals what next? Let's brainstorm some ideas while we wait for the test to complete. ++
We decided that Dan would issue a command for portal deployment even though we knew he was going away for 2 weeks