January 19th 2021

Call Information

  • 00:00 PDT - Seattle
  • 03:00 EDT - New York, DC
  • 10:00 CAT - Zambia/Malawi (UTC+2)
  • 11:00 EAT - Tanzania/Kenya (UTC+3)

Last Meeting NotesDecember 15th 2020



Lead (Time)

Notes and Updates

Software Development Update

RoadmapLiving Product Roadmap 

Current sprint

Upcoming sprint

Version 3.11: 

Team statshttps://openlmis.atlassian.net/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=12504


Development Update:

  • Bring back backlog refinement pages starting next sprint
  • Continuing to work on the offline stock management capabilities
    • Incorporating feedback from the last Sprint Showcase about the overall design
    • Currently working on the back-end for this feature, as well as browser caching
  • Automated performance tests should be completed next sprint
Survey ReviewGaurav Bhattacharya (20 min)
  • Discussing the needs for vaccine support - a survey was prepared - is there a need for a tool and what would be required, specifically:
    • timelines
    • distribution strategy - if none exists, detailing how this would differ from routine programs
    • any existing eLMIS solution and how it's used
    • funding
  • Looking for feedback - rather urgent
  • https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tGuYgGYu90VwHPrHQkpGvguqvckeCL4ye7_ivnm7xSU/edit?usp=sharing

  • Who would be the best point of contact to fill that information? One person that could answer all of the question
    • In-country partners should be able to - likely more than one
  • Rebecca will convert into a survey
COVAX DiscussionCarl Leitner (30 min)

Functionality Gaps

  • Forecasting, does either AMC or ISA make sense? (Likely not)
    • Gaurav - This is likely to be done outside of OpenLMIS
    • Josh - ISA is specific to each facility (based on population-base)
  • Can countries locally host?
  • Map-like reports - do/can we have them?
  • In terms of deployment - could we do something similar to what we have done for COVID edition OpenLMIS - SaaS hosting?
    • we could have  lost interest from some countries because we weren't able to incorporate necessary changes or adjustments fast enough - more adjustments also mean more budget is needed
  • Tracking demographic information


  • Would OpenSRP (or other) integration be important?
  • Does patient followup need to be tracked
  • Is a certificate generation process required?
  • Could any of the feature gaps be addressed in 3.12?

SIGLUS Mobile App (Moved to next month)Dianna (15 min)

Next Version (3.12) Features

Rebecca: Could this include COVAX features?

  • I think so! It will depend on what features are requested

Next PC meeting: Topic ideas??

  1. Sachin Jagtap (Unlicensed) to give an update on GAVI/WHO work regarding COVID Vaccine Distribution (in the future)
  2. Updates to the SIGLUS Mobile App, what are the goals for this

Dianna has offered to facilitate the discussion about the mobile app in the next meeting!

Additional Requests and Information:

ATTENDANCE: Wesley Brown, Rebecca Alban, Gaurav Bhattacharya, Josh Zamor, Sachin Jagtap (Unlicensed), Klaudia Pałkowska (Deactivated), Sebastian Brudziński