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Method and System for an Enhanced Calendaring and Scheduling User Interface to Facilitate a Job/Role Handover

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202117D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-04
Document File: 5 page(s) / 87K

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Abstract

A method and system for an enhanced calendaring and scheduling user interface to facilitate a job/role handover is disclosed.

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Method and System for an Enhanced Calendaring and Scheduling User Interface to Facilitate a Job/Role Handover

Disclosed is a method and system for an enhanced calendaring and scheduling user interface to facilitate a job/role handover. The method and system is integrated into a calendar and scheduling user interface to create a job shadow for handover of the

job/role from a first user to a second user. The job shadow is a record of activities of

the first user associated with the role. The record of activities thus generated may be communicated to the second user for efficient handover of the job/role from the first user to the second user.

Fig. 1 illustrates a flow chart depicting steps involved in creating and communicating the

job shadow.

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Figure 1

In an instance, a role may be handed over from the first user to the second user. In

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such a case, the first user may select "Start Shadow" option to initiate creation of the job shadow. The "Start Shadow" option may be provided as a button on the user interface of a scheduling application as exemplarily illustrated in Fig. 2. Once the first user selects the "Start Shadow" option, the method and system continuously monitors activities of the first user associated with the role. Examples of the activities that may be monitored include, but are not limited to, instant messaging sessions and meetings held during a time frame.

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Figure 2

Further, the method and system monitors tasks that are performed by the first user in of the context of a particular activity (either before or after the particular activity) that may not be explicitly communicated to the second user during the hand over. For example, the first user may have an agenda, "to attend a weekly meeting". This may necessitate several other tasks to be done prior to the weekly meeting which may not explicitly be documented or communicated to the second user during the handover. Such tasks may include, for example, importing statistics from a database, communicating with specified team leads, using a spreadsheet application on an average for about 15

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minutes, etc. The method and system thus monitors all the activities of the first user associated with the role.

In addition, the first user may also add/adjust information associated with...