OPENING THEMUSEUM ANDTHE LIFETHEREAFTERELAINE HEUMANN GURIAN2012
BEFORE OPENING – TIME ANDMONEY KEEP TRACK OF TIME AND BUDGET KEEP SLICING PROJECT US SO THAT SOME  PARTS CAN BE DELAYED...
BEFORE OPENING -- STAFF   MOVE PEOPLE DOWNTOWN WHO ARE SPENDING    TOO MUCH TIME COMMUTING BETWEEN SITES   RELIEVE THE P...
BEFORE OPENING – SPIRIT   BE AS GOOFY AS POSSIBLE   PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA   REWARD EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME AND    EVERYWHER...
BEFORE OPENING – THE DAILYMEETING KEEP     DOING THE DAILY MEETING, EXPAND, ADAPT, ETC AND DON’T THINK IT WILL GO AWAY UN...
BEFORE OPENING -- SYSTEMS   ADD AS MUCH INFRASTRUCTURE AS POSSIBLE NOW    SO THAT SO PRACTICE CAN HAPPEN BEFORE    OPENIN...
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Opening the museum and the life thereafter

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This is a presentation given to the Exploratorium staff in September 2012 prior to their big move in March 2013

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Opening the museum and the life thereafter

  1. 1. OPENING THEMUSEUM ANDTHE LIFETHEREAFTERELAINE HEUMANN GURIAN2012
  2. 2. BEFORE OPENING – TIME ANDMONEY KEEP TRACK OF TIME AND BUDGET KEEP SLICING PROJECT US SO THAT SOME PARTS CAN BE DELAYED START TIMELINE FOR DAY 2 SO THAT PEOPLE SEE YOU HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THE PROJECT YOU ARE DELAYING ELIMINATE SOMETHINGS FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE AND SAY SO.
  3. 3. BEFORE OPENING -- STAFF MOVE PEOPLE DOWNTOWN WHO ARE SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME COMMUTING BETWEEN SITES RELIEVE THE PRESSURE ON FOLKS WHO ARE TRYING TO OPERATE IN TWO SITES BY HAVING BACK UPS AT THE OLD SITE. IT ALLOWS SOME JUNIOR STAFF TO GROW. BRING IN A SENIOR CHEERLEADER AT THE OLD SITE SO THE STAFF DO NOT FEEL ABANDONED HAVE FLOOR STAFF ASSIGNED TO FOLKS AS ALL AROUND HELPERS AS SOON AS THE SITE IS CLOSED SO THAT EXTRA HANDS ARE AVAILABLE.
  4. 4. BEFORE OPENING – SPIRIT BE AS GOOFY AS POSSIBLE PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA REWARD EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME AND EVERYWHERE REMEMBER PEOPLE ARE GIVING THEIR ALL AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE TOO. ALLOW ANYONE WHOSE PROJECT HAS A NATURAL ENDING TO TAKE SOME TIME OFF TO DO THE LAUNDRY AND SEE THEIR FAMILY.
  5. 5. BEFORE OPENING – THE DAILYMEETING KEEP DOING THE DAILY MEETING, EXPAND, ADAPT, ETC AND DON’T THINK IT WILL GO AWAY UNTIL AFTER OPENING.
  6. 6. BEFORE OPENING -- SYSTEMS ADD AS MUCH INFRASTRUCTURE AS POSSIBLE NOW SO THAT SO PRACTICE CAN HAPPEN BEFORE OPENING MAKE SURE THERE ARE MULTIPLE WAYS FOR DELIVERING INFORMATION FAST AND ACCURATELY SO THAT THE UNDERGROUND DOES NOT FORM AND SO THE LEADERSHIP CAN CONTINUE TO BE TRUSTED. USE AS MANY AVENUES FOR THE SAME INFORMATION AS NEEDED.L CREATE AN INSTITUTION WIDE REPAIR NOTIFICATION SYSTEM NOW AND BEGIN TO USE IT.

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