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  • 1.  Vision for 2021 - Seattle/PacNW CRMUG Reimagined

    Posted Feb 11, 2021 05:22 PM
    Thanks everyone who participated in the survey or attended our forum a few weeks ago. I think everyone (including myself) are now trying to figure out the best way to fit the user group into the day to day while a lot of us are virtual. For anyone who missed the survey or the forum, here is what we heard, and the plan for this year:

    What we heard:
    • Afternoons are better
    • Shorter meetings would be easier to fit in
    • Wednesdays are still good! 

    What our plan is:
    • We are shifting away from quarterly meetings (at least for 2021) and will move to [shorter] monthly meetings. 
    • These meetings will be on a recurrence at 4pm PT on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. 

    What we heard:
    • You want to be in the know on the Microsoft Roadmap
    • You miss the peer to peer engagement that we had when we were physically together, but acknowledge that breakout rooms are not the same as breakout tables. 
    • The "Solution me This" segments are popular. 
    • You really enjoy member showcase. 
    What our plan is:
    • We want to create a cadence where every other month (or thereabouts), beginning with next week, we will do a "Solution Me This" meeting. If you have missed those segments in the past, this is where we use the power of groupthink to solve an issue that one (or a few) of us is having. In the past they have been led by Seth, but we want to switch it up and allow others to lead this segment. I will be reaching out to a few individuals directly on this, but if you are interested in getting on the schedule, let me know. Our hope is that we will not only bring back a popular segment, but this will be a time where we will all be off mute and engaging with one another to help each other out. 
    • When we begin this segment next week, we will also be debuting an idea board for those that attend the meetings. Once you gain access to this board, you can come in any time and add an idea to the board for future meeting topics and others. We want you engaged!
    • For the alternate months where we have presentations, we will always be looking for something relevant to the roadmap, or introducing a new feature or ISV that you might be interested in. We will also be slotting Member showcases in these months. We are always looking for ideas, so you can use the idea board, or reach out directly. 

    @Seth Bacon and I have configured a monthly meeting where we will do planning for CRMUG. We do not want this to be a black box and we want everyone to feel like they can contribute to the direction of the group. We will debut the link to this invite at the meeting next week, but if you would like a meeting invite sent to your calendar, please let me know and I will forward it to you. 

    Keep an eye out for the meeting invite in the events area! 

    Audrey Forrest
    RSM, Seattle WA
    CRMUG Co-Chapter Leader - Seattle

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