A2: keeping minutes and a backlog

Minutes and the backlog are what keeps a circle accountable and productive. If everyone knows how to set it up well and use it, everything can run smoothly


Skill descriptionmanaging the minutes and backlog of a circle (adding topics coming from the circle meeting; supporting the planning of the meeting)
How to acquire skillself-study; workshop; practice in real life; MVOS chapter 5.4
Show skillOption 1: Keep the minutes and backlog in a circle for the term of 3 meetings (e.g. within the role of the secretary, Peer group (ALC) or outside group). 

Option 2: Design a backlog and agenda sheet that suits your needs.

MeasurementPeer group (ALC) assesses both meetings based on checklist below.
ChecklistOption 1

  • Are all decisions recorded?
  • All content recorded with an appropriate level of detail? 
  • Backlog used for planning agenda planning?
  • Backlog updated during/between meetings?

Option 2

  • Is the backlog useful and easy to use? 
  • Is the agenda sheet useful and easy to use?
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