Monthly OpenLMIS Governance Committee Call. This meeting includes members of the governance committee, as well as anyone else interested in participating.
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Action items for next call - Off Cycle call to be held Nov 23
Governance committee members, particularly voting members, attend call on Nov 23rd to participate in final decision-making process
Introductions and Call opening (5 min)
Review agenda for this call
Global Digital Health Forum: Reflections from OpenLMIS Panel Discussion
|Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed)|
Panelists: Kim Couri, Carl Fourie, Dianna Lourenco
The Hidden Cost of Free: Exploring the Challenge of Sustainability for Global Goods
New Partner Announcement and Next Steps
-heading toward our Transition Phase (finally!); working out contract in the coming month
-we have not yet informed our non-selected partners, which is why we are keeping this news confidential for now
-January will be co-creating and future state planning; will be creating a detailed Transition Plan to map out milestones
Discussion Questions: How can we set this partnership up for success?
Ashraf: Vitalliance should be tasked with putting meat on the bone for their vision and what types of assistance they would need from existing partners. Partners can indicate their willingness to support, but they should be taking the lead
Brian: How do you see them being introduced to the individuals doing implementations in country?
Ashraf: They should flesh out the Enterprise Support plan; now that they are taking over they can determine what the tiers are (not VR and Kim's team); then we would feel comfortable to bring them in and talk to country client
Gaurav: Would be good to keep governance members in the loop so that the terms are clearly understood by all and they can provide feedback. Another point is that govt counterparts where OpenLMIS has been deployed, we should give them a heads up (before the public announcement). They are an important stakeholder and should be treated separately re: how we roll out this announcement
Brandon: How can we do that (to reach them) and what type of govt counterparts exactly?
Gaurav: We can communicate it as a follow on to partnership to handover communication; as an update to the status and process (similar to the email the governance committee recieved). This should be for those MoH officials who are managing OpenLMIS deployments in country. Would look to implementing teams on the ground to give us the MoH/CMS names/contacts for the audience for this round of communications
Brandon: What type of communication would be appropriate?
Gaurav: Written communication from OpenLMIS core (not meetings) would work; and teams can bring forward any questions from individuals.
Carl L: Question around the roadmap and how they are going to approach it; good to have some Zoom facetime who will be overseeing it; how they will engage with the community; their development priorities. To give a sense of what is to be expected. And on a related note, how they want to engage at a governance level with the community. Would be nice to address these things in early 2021-no urgency but want to see the process documented and unfold. Like a more focused discussion with the governance committee
Wes: Would be good to have one main meeting to introduce Vitalliance to the community; have a wholistic discussion. Then another meeting down the line can be more specifically focused on the roadmap/dev plans
Brian: What type of technical discussion is needed to help Vitalliance lean into the Enterprise Support piece?
Wes: Would be good to understand their intent (or not) to keep the same processes going
Ashraf: Any discussion re: governance committee evolving/devolving once Vitalliance takes over?
Kelly: thinking through communication and giving existing implementations prior notice is a good idea; maybe even other stakeholders as well...Keeping us informed as things progress. Would be good to reconnect with this group before the public announcement happens
Lindabeth: Be flexible; set ad hoc meetings if other things come up that we need to cover
Continuance of the Partnership Working Group:
Enterprise Support- Strategy Update
At our last meeting we talked about what to do next with Enterprise Support
Decision by steward team to pause and work closely together with the handover partner to work with them on how to sell and market these plans; its a big part of their revenue starting in Oct 2021; gives us 9 months of helping people plan and put this in budgets
This is a critical piece that will take everyone's help with messaging and collaboration to rally around this
still talking about bundling; possible lower price for v2 countries (but not focusing on these countries in our marketing)
Build toward start date of Oct 2021
Ashraf: Is in favor of this 'pause' option
Kelly: this makes sense but might be good timing between now and Oct to connect with GF and Gavi who are also potential funders of Enterprise Support. GF is building out their 3 year funding plans now. Gavi, this is a longer time horizon but good to engage with both of these groups sooner rather than later. GF's grant-making process is ongoing
Gaurav: While we are in pause mode we are still continuing to provide enterprise support. We are now essentially in the Free Trial Period. Would be good to go to countries to tell them they are in a free trial period now and say that it will end in xx 2021. This should be part of our strategy with Vitalliance
Wes: does not feel we are currently providing the extent of Enterprise Support right now
Gaurav: We need to articulate what we are providing now (is it Enterprise Support?)
Conferences and Meetings
Conferences provide the community the opportunity for OpenLMIS members to speak or represent the OpenLMIS software and community in public forum.
Upcoming (Virtual) Conferences for 2020 (let's add them here!)
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Country implementation opportunities:
|Community and Product Updates|
ATTENDANCE: Rebecca Alban (Unlicensed), Brandon Bowersox-Johnson, Lindabeth Doby, Ashraf, Brian Taliesin, Carl Leitner, Gaurav Bhattacharya (Unlicensed), Jean Miller, Josh Zamor, Jakub Sławiński, Kelly Hamblin, Wesley Brown, Kim Couri
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