Stephani shares about the International Living Futures Institute unconference, LEAN management practices, IPD process and how proud she is of the entire team.
Well, the lovely petal building has been squashed by budget and energy goals. We are left with a simple box, like what I started with back in April. Aesthetically I’m sad, but at the same time, it’s a good move in respect to reaching our project goals.
Today was COOOOOOOL! I was running out of one meeting to head into the WebEx conference call with Shafraaz, Christy and Dennis. I was at the University and sat down at a bus stop to see what the plan was. Shafraaz asked if I got his invite, I did on my phone so instead of pulling out my computer and tethering my phone for internet, I looked for a WebEx app.
Drawing on the excitement from the design discussion yesterday, I decided to just take a look into orchids, three-petal flowers and the Fibonacci sequence, etc. This is what I would do if I were on the design team— I couldn’t help myself— on my own time, of course.
Dennis invited me to this meeting, saying that he and Christy would value my presence. I took this to mean that they still valued my direct, honest opinions and comments—yay! The meeting participants were just Shafraaz, Christy, Dennis and myself.…
A moment of uncomfortable honesty makes a big difference to the project direction.
Our design team has been busy, so Dennis recently asked me to lend a helping hand with a bit of programming and space planning. I did this professionally for over 5 years, so it’s been a while - but man, it comes back quickly!
Ready to start!