Group forums are for group members (including COO) to post their individual self-reflection every sprint. The COO would review and compose a report discussing the progress made by the whole team and commenting on the individual self-reflection. The course assistant will review the report and give feedback to the report specifically and go through the self-reflections to verify the report.
Every two weeks, each student is required to prepare to answer a set of questions that are aimed towards exploring the progress and the commitment made by the team and each member. Students are encouraged to be honest and reflective in their self-reflections. Questions regarding the lectures' learning outcomes, project progression and team dynamics would be the focal points of most reflections. COOs are required to prepare this as well along with the report. Reflections need to be submitted on time and be in-depth.
Self-reflections are to be posted on group forums by 21:00 of Thursday end of every sprint
COO Report instructions
COOs are required to compose a report that includes their team members' progress and comment on their member's commitment and learning. Most importantly, COOs need to be aware of biases and to be subjective when writing the reports. The reports will be reviewed by the Course Assistant, who will go through the reports to have a clear look at the progress made by each team and team members. CA will then comment on the report to give feedback to the teams and the COOs. There will be more information and guidelines regarding this during the orientation day. COO report will also be posted in the respective group forums under a different discussion thread.
COO report is due by 21:00 Friday, the last day of every sprint
COO Debrief Instructions
COOs will be attending Debrief every second Thursday of each sprint. During the Debrief, COOs will be discussing with one another and the teaching crew about how their teams are doing and what can be improved. Key questions are listed below:
- Team Mood - How is your team doing?
- Describe how you have managed your team during this sprint? (ie. decision making, task distribution, time management and meeting arrangement)
- What kind of challenges that you face and any positive surprises?
- What are you proud of as a COO?
- How do you plan to perform the transfer of knowledge to the next COO?
- Key guidelines for COOs.
These COO guidelines were created by students from previous Startup Experience course. Please read it to understand COO's responsibilities.
It's important that every COO should meet the standards of these guidelines and to improve on these guidelines as they work in the teams.