Schedule the Meeting

Problem: You’re not sure when to hold a meeting. It’s hard to find a time that works for everyone.

Scheduling a meeting is the most difficult task placed before a program manager. Let’s see how we can make it work.

Even when you’re scheduling a meeting within your company, where you can see everyone’s calendars, and you all work relatively predictable hours, the odds of finding an open meeting slot drop exponentially with each additional attendee. In an open source project? Forget about it!

In addition to the time zone differences that you get in any large organization, the nature of open source contribution adds a dimension of challenge. Some people contribute as part of their day job, so they’d like to meet ...

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