06 Dec. Class Notes
Wheaton created a site to put your estimates to. Link it to the draft estimates page. Be sure and use that page (in navigation)
For the whole project - in terms of the Term of Reference (So do it for the whole group)
on the draft Tor page- once done - create a link to your team's TOR page! Remember do this before Friday!
Most of the functional teams have met.
Make sure you get the stakholder thing figured out!
Tech team - they have a place to post errors or problems. they have a how to and a problem page.
Europe team - "Kris wanted to expand the terms of reference in terms of NGO's for example." Plus...pharmaceuticals.
He thougth chronic diseases will be more important than infectious diseases. He was curious to extend it to animals for example. He thought all those things needed to be addressed. The importance of economics for example. Question of for example of how much is it worth to spend on something that may happen. Wheaton: All the decision-makers have defaulted to a regional level. "what drains a country's purse" Remember the national
For the elicitation side - be prepared to ask questions. "if this was your project, what would you like to get out of it?" Listen for key words about anything- they can give you good insight. Pin them down on the things they are initially talking about. Extract priorities for example.
Pin them down to the maximum point. Find out where they are at regarding anything... You can also play it back to them. FOrce them to say yes...that's about right. Have a list of questions. Set the tone with the first question.
Remember the budget excercise!!
No class this coming friday!!

The Yugo Nie
a case study-
who is it good for?
multiple case study - for example makes it more valid: what you get are leads, things that we can use on a conceptual model basis. Also heuristic: "rules of thumb". Good at helping develop rules of thumb.
remember this for thesis also.
Talk about the case on Yugo.
NIE - it was an implicit statment of what they couldn't do it.
how is this similar to us?
Chaos theory: became complexity theory. output becomes input. Little things become big things.
What that means is that there is a horizon that you can't see beyond that.
20 years is too far to actually look out realistically.
We cant believe that what we say will not necessarily happen. They presented them with something that had already happened.
Object lesson: can't assume our decision-makers wont do anything!
you gotta get it on the agenda!
Some real challenges in the way you write it- we have to make sure that we address this.
mirror imaging- was a problem