maybe good for upcoming meetings to have someone who takes notes / leads the discussion,
should be able to speak German and English so we can make it more efficient.
A lot of discussion is also going through Skype but isn't that clear on long term. Any ideas on this?
Well, I think most of the targets resulting out of the discussion were posted here.
The problem of Skype - or similar voice meetings - are always, that there is many discussion. It's the same in "real face-to-face" meetings. The advantage of voice meetings is of course the direct way of communication.
I think it's a problem how to find the best meeting solution.
The three meeting types I can think of are:
- Voice (or even video) conferences like skype / teamspeak / TeamViewer.
- Text chats like irc.
- Forum discussion like here or other boards, e.g. Confluence or Redmine.
The problem on this meeting was, that many people met the first time, so many time went in introducing and exchanging the personal point of view.
Of course upcoming meetings have to be structured clearer, also the agenda (yes, I know, my fault, but I wanted to cover anything upcoming) was too big.
It's better from my point of view in upcoming meetings to concentrate on one big topic.
Perhaps working with "project lists" (simple tabular with a few columns, I know and love them from my work) is also a good and very easy possibility. But it only works when there are to-dos and a person in charge for the single point.
Of course - if anybody has better ideas - just let us know.