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Reflection week 8

We are finishing up project community and what a ride it has been. The process was like a rollercoaster in the dark with it’s ups and down and we had no idea where we were going. Sometimes the teamwork went well and other times we got stuck. When we got stuck it was like being in a room without windows and the lights out, searching for the light switch to get the lightbulb glowing. Sometimes we found the switch pretty fast so we could back on track quickly, but sometimes we didn’t find the switch as fast and we couldn’t go forward anymore.

We decided pretty early into project community that we, as the three separate groups work together. This had it’s pros and cons. It meant that we had more man power to make one bigger and better project, but it would also mean that when working with a bigger group you always have the lesser heard. This means that a couple of people dominated the conversation and the other didn’t add as much anymore. This can be solved by splitting into smaller group and discussing the ideas in the smaller group and then let one person of each group discuss the best ideas of their group, we certainly did this, but I think that we didn’t do it enough.

From al these ups and downs at least we’ve learned that teamwork is key, but working in a bigger group isn’t always better. If you first split in smaller groups or even individually you can get more different ideas into one bigger group. The most important thing of the course is teamwork, but remember bigger isn’t always better.

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Reflection week 8

We are finishing up project community and what a ride it has been. The process was like a rollercoaster in the dark with it’s ups and down and we had no idea where we were going. Sometimes the teamwork went well and other times we got stuck. When we got stuck it was like being in a room without windows and the lights out, searching for the light switch to get the lightbulb glowing. Sometimes we found the switch pretty fast so we could back on track quickly, but sometimes we didn’t find the switch as fast and we couldn’t go forward anymore.

We decided pretty early into project community that we, as the three separate groups work together. This had it’s pros and cons. It meant that we had more man power to make one bigger and better project, but it would also mean that when working with a bigger group you always have the lesser heard. This means that a couple of people dominated the conversation and the other didn’t add as much anymore. This can be solved by splitting into smaller group and discussing the ideas in the smaller group and then let one person of each group discuss the best ideas of their group, we certainly did this, but I think that we didn’t do it enough.

From al these ups and downs at least we’ve learned that teamwork is key, but working in a bigger group isn’t always better. If you first split in smaller groups or even individually you can get more different ideas into one bigger group. The most important thing of the course is teamwork, but remember bigger isn’t always better.

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Storyboard ( week 7 )

About the storyboard… me and the other 2 production managers we had a meeting on tuesday where we put all the research made for this project, our thoughs and other people ideas like Nancy, toghether.We came up different plans for the final movie, analyzing what we did last weeks and schedule step by step our script.It was actually very hard to do that because everybody has different opinions about how we can create this movie and obviously we made a lot of changes to our storyboard “sketch”.We struggle a bit with the way we are going to present IWF ( International Water Foundation ) purpose, to be with clear ideas about the organization way of work but at the same time to be exciting.Afterwards we made the final script and decide over all how we will start to shoot it.I admit that it was a long week, with many debates but we came out with a good plan for the weeks left and also with a clear storyboard;we still have some things to fix but we are on the right road.

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Storyboard ( week 7 )

About the storyboard… me and the other 2 production managers we had a meeting on tuesday where we put all the research made for this project, our thoughs and other people ideas like Nancy, toghether.We came up different plans for the final movie, analyzing what we did last weeks and schedule step by step our script.It was actually very hard to do that because everybody has different opinions about how we can create this movie and obviously we made a lot of changes to our storyboard “sketch”.We struggle a bit with the way we are going to present IWF ( International Water Foundation ) purpose, to be with clear ideas about the organization way of work but at the same time to be exciting.Afterwards we made the final script and decide over all how we will start to shoot it.I admit that it was a long week, with many debates but we came out with a good plan for the weeks left and also with a clear storyboard;we still have some things to fix but we are on the right road.

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Reflection week 7

On Monday we started to talk about the final video, is more complicate than we thought but finally we can breath just a little bit. After weeks of confusion and hard work we are almost done with this amazing project. Knowing what we have to do makes it easier to organize the video, planning who and when it will be shoot. We have a clearly idea about what we want to show, more difficult will be actually shoot the video but we are all very exiting about it!

Be able to organize everything in a big group like this can be sometimes kinda of complicate, everybody has different schedules but we make our best to make it work; thinking about the cameras, localizations, new ideas, everything that can help us should our goal, that is communicate how important the NGO: International Water Foundation is.

TEAM WORK:

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Reflection week 7

On Monday we started to talk about the final video, is more complicate than we thought but finally we can breath just a little bit. After weeks of confusion and hard work we are almost done with this amazing project. Knowing what we have to do makes it easier to organize the video, planning who and when it will be shoot. We have a clearly idea about what we want to show, more difficult will be actually shoot the video but we are all very exiting about it!

Be able to organize everything in a big group like this can be sometimes kinda of complicate, everybody has different schedules but we make our best to make it work; thinking about the cameras, localizations, new ideas, everything that can help us should our goal, that is communicate how important the NGO: International Water Foundation is.

Here you can find a sneak peak of what a few weeks of work can achive :  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6z8RaR_9gMPNXZCbTFYcWdOUEE/view?usp=sharing

TEAM WORK:

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Reflection week 6

Story board,

This week it is all about the story board.

Team work has never been this intense. To make sure we are using our time in the most efficient way, we have applied the learned techniques on group sizes to ensure the best outcome. Taking this in account the first step we took was to separate into small groups and listen to all the input and ideas we had for the story board. After analysing these, we got together as the bigger group to consolidate which ideas are good and can be used and which should be changed or modified.

Confusiams is definitely a thing of the past. Lately everything has been moving forward smoothly, the storyboard is getting approved, and the main ideas for the video are decided. To make sure our video has an impact. The structure of the video is divided into three parts, these have been equally distributed between all the groups. The three parts consist on; what is the IWF? What is it doing? And how we are going to improve it?

We focused on; what is the IWF doing at this moment. To make sure all the group was included we first had a brainstorming session these tend to deviate from the topic extremely fast. This is why we put timjelemere constrains to our conversation to make sure we had time pressure to make us more efficient. I think our biggest struggle was not to deviate from the topic.

Definitely we are extremely enthusiastic about the video, the ideas are flowing and the energy is high. Overall I think we managed effectively the time we had available as now we are on track and keeping up to the schedule.

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Reflection week 6

STORY BOARD*click on the word

This week it is all about the story board.

Team work has never been this intense. To make sure we are using our time in the most efficient way, we have applied the learned techniques on group sizes to ensure the best outcome. Taking this in account the first step we took was to separate into small groups and listen to all the input and ideas we had for the story board. After analysing these, we got together as the bigger group to consolidate which ideas are good and can be used and which should be changed or modified.

Confusiams is definitely a thing of the past. Lately everything has been moving forward smoothly, the storyboard is getting approved, and the main ideas for the video are decided. To make sure our video has an impact. The structure of the video is divided into three parts, these have been equally distribjelemeruted between all the groups. The three parts consist on; what is the IWF? What is it doing? And how we are going to improve it?

We focused on; what is the IWF doing at this moment. To make sure all the group was included we first had a brainstorming session these tend to deviate from the topic extremely fast. This is why we put tim
e constrains to our conversation to make sure we had time pressure to make us more efficient. I think our biggest struggle was not to deviate from the topic.

Definitely we are extremely enthusiastic about the video, the ideas are flowing and the energy is high. Overall I think we managed effectively the time we had available as now we are on track and keeping up to the schedule.

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Reflection week 5

This week we got introduced to the concepts of me,we,network thinking and crowd-souring and funding. The ”me” network is all about thinking about something on an individual level. Some aspects of this method of thinking are the presence of: consciousness, confidence and emotions. We always use this method when working in our 5kings group. The ”we” thinking comes into play when we for instance skype with Francois or when we have a meeting with all 15 of us. Networks could be used when we decide to pitch an idea, but we first want feedback from a large group on whether there’s enthusiasms for that idea. Networks are also the basis of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, which are the most interesting to the IWF.

These 2 things are the entire foundation for the IWF. The ”donate 2 dollars and tell 2 people about it” donation system that Francois already has in place is a perfect example of crowdfunding. The main aim of the IWF is to connect all global initiatives concerning water and bundling them which is exactly what crowd sourcing entails; 

”the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community*” 

Moreover, our current plan links into the crowdsourcing as well. We’d like to introduce the IWF to already existent youth’s sports groups that interact with water from all over the world (e.g. surfing, fishing clubs). Once these groups are ambassadors of the IWF the goal is for them to stay in contact with each other and to expand from there on out. Next week we will all expound this idea/vision and compile that into a final plan, which we can ultimately present to Francois and make our final movie about it.

It was interesting to see how well the information that was presented to us this week, tied in with what we were already doing and Francois also seemed enthusiastic about that fact. I think we finally shook of the confused part and are heading in exactly the right direction.

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Reflection week 5

This week we got introduced to the concepts of me,we,network thinking and crowd-souring and funding. The ”me” network is all about thinking about something on an individual level. Some aspects of this method of thinking are the presence of: consciousness, confidence and emotions. We always use this method when working in our 5kings group. The ”we” thinking comes into play when we for instance skype with Francois or when we have a meeting with all 15 of us. Networks could be used when we decide to pitch an idea, but we first want feedback from a large group on whether there’s enthusiasms for that idea. Networks are also the basis of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, which are the most interesting to the IWF.

These 2 things are the entire foundation for the IWF. The ”donate 2 dollars and tell 2 people about it” donation system that Francois already has in place is a perfect example of crowdfunding. The main aim of the IWF is to connect all global initiatives concerning water and bundling them which is exactly what crowd sourcing entails; 

”the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community*” 

Moreover, our current plan links into the crowdsourcing as well. We’d like to introduce the IWF to already existent youth’s sports groups that interact with water from all over the world (e.g. surfing, fishing clubs). Once these groups are ambassadors of the IWF the goal is for them to stay in contact with each other and to expand from there on out. Next week we will all expound this idea/vision and compile that into a final plan, which we can ultimately present to Francois and make our final movie about it.

It was interesting to see how well the information that was presented to us this week, tied in with what we were already doing and Francois also seemed enthusiastic about that fact. I think we finally shook of the confused part and are heading in exactly the right direction.

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