For several months now we have been holding daily War Room meetings to move the acceptance test environment project forward. We have had representation from multiple sections in ITS, and I would say we have made a lot of progress on it. I am glad to be back involved in that process.
For those that haven't had a war room experience, let me explain a little bit about what it is. Basically, it is a free-form free forum where members of a cross functional team or other interested parties meet at a regular time each day to discuss progress on a particularly important project. It is meant to encourage quick completion of action items, and to build some momentum around a project. It is supposed to be informal, with people coming and going as needed. Usually it is held in a room with multiple whiteboards or other collaboration tools.