PC: November 6 2018

Call Information

  • 08:00 PDT - Seattle
  • 11:00 EDT - New York, DC
  • 17:00 CAT - Zambia/Malawi (UTC+2)
  • 18:00 EAT - Tanzania/Kenya (UTC+3)

Last Meeting NotesPC: October 24 2017



Lead (Time)

Notes and Updates

Software Development Update

RoadmapLiving Product Roadmap 

Current sprintBacklog Grooming Sprint 111

Upcoming sprint


  • 3.5 release scheduled for the end of November / early December
  • 3.6 release scheduled for the end of March

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

Velocity: Context: Includes all four teams.  Team performance is impacted by manual testing, regression testing began in Sprint 105, released 3.4 in Sprint 106.

Key Challenges

  • Key staff, all of team Ona, were out or unavailable which reduced velocity

 Mary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated) (5 min)

Update on OpenSRP mobile integration work

  • Craig will provide an update on the documentation, APK and video for Mobile Stock Management
Craig Appl (Unlicensed) (15 min)

Ona team will create video to showcase work next week. Can possibly demo/show this work next PC meeting.

All members of the community should be able to do this type of demo on their own. See script here: OpenSRP Mobile Stock Management Demo Script

Note: The stock on hand balance is in doses

Note: Craig will be adding multiple users and multiple programs in preparation for GHSCS

Potential usability improvements for Stock Management:

  • Filter on stock on hand page to allow searching for a specific product
Feedback on Discourse and thoughts for configuration and usageWesley Brown

Claim Your Account: https://forum.openlmis.org/t/how-to-claim-your-account/831

  • Set up your email notification preferencess
  • Set up notifications for specific topics
  • @ mention other users
  • We are no longer allowing email creation of new topics to encourage users to use the website and editor. Once you've posted many times you can use tags.

Introduce Yourself: https://forum.openlmis.org/t/introduce-yourself/832/6

FAQ: https://forum.openlmis.org/faq

Help pages within OpenLMISAlfred Mchau

  • Tanzania team was exploring quick help tips to access eLMIS pages with FAQ or common problems to encourage continuing to work in eLMIS.
  • This may be also used to communicate minor changes that don't have a class/training necessary.
  • Question for Discourse discussion: Is there a need for this? Should we facilitate at a global level? Do we have enough material for an FAQ page? Alfred Mchau and Wesley Brown to create post in Discourse.
Update on development of  OLMIS-1302 - Getting issue details... STATUS Ashraf

Continued Roadmap conversation

The following are features we can discuss or prioritize after 3.6. I did not include DHIS2 or other features we are aiming to complete within the Gap Project since they are already scheduled for work.

  • OLMIS-4179 - Getting issue details... STATUS  (Malawi and PSM interested)
  • OLMIS-1621 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • OLMIS-3652 - Getting issue details... STATUS  (Vaccine implementations have expressed interest)
  • OLMIS-5661 - Getting issue details... STATUS  (Josh and SIGLUS)
  • OLMIS-1621 - Getting issue details... STATUS
  • OLMIS-681 - Getting issue details... STATUS  (Moz/SIGLUS)
  • OLMIS-4786 - Getting issue details... STATUS  (Parambir)
  • OLMIS-5662 - Getting issue details... STATUS  (Ona)
  • OLMIS-5120 - Getting issue details... STATUS  (SolDevelo)
  • What else?
Mary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated)
  • Impacted Role (Storeroom Manager, Administrator, etc)
  • Level of Effort (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Expected Impact to Adoption (S, M, L)
  • Performance Implications (S, M, L, and Positive or Negative)
ICT4D conference in Uganda. Maguette T. NDONG (Unlicensed) from PATH wants to know if anyone is interested in working with her to support an abstract on Supply Chain and GS1. Abstracts are due on November 30th.

She is still working on the abstract and currently is thinking:

* Adopting GS1 Standards and Supply Chain
* Understand GS1 Standards & Terms

She is open to discussing and collaboration.

NFR Performance Update

NFR page: Non-Functional Requirements - performance

Wesley Brown (5 min)No updates

Next PC meeting: Ideas??

Additional Requests and Information:

Upcoming Travel and Coordination to Note: (see Opportunities#Conferences for details)

November 28-30 2018: Lusaka Global Supply Chain SummitOpenLMIS is sponsoring a lunch event on the 29th. Please send out the Save the Date to your network. We hope to get ministers and decision makers in the room to learn about OpenLMIS. We are sponsoring two ministers from Malawi to present on the OpenLMIS v3 implementation in Malawi.

  • This is the Save the Date- please circulate to stakeholders (MoH, donors, etc) who may be interested in supporting/promoting OpenLMIS implementations
  • Potential side events: we are hoping to schedule site visits to see eLMIS/Facility Edition and OpenSRP. Still under discussion. Most likely before the event. November Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia for details.

December 10-11 2018: Global Digital Health Forum in Washington, DC.


 Alfred MchauCraig Appl (Unlicensed)Martin LukacRyan Freeland (Deactivated)Sebastian BrudzińskiWesley BrownMary Jo Kochendorfer (Deactivated)Sam Im (Deactivated)AshrafParambir S Gill (Unlicensed)


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