by Anna Arnadottir on 2017-04-05
Using the opportunity with having most of the 4MOST Science Operations stakeholders available at the DFDR meeting, an Operations Rehearsal was organized by the 4MOST PM. Based on the science data flow chart in the Operations Plan, the flow of data through the system was simulated by passing "virtual observing data" between the various subsystems. This roleplay generated plenty of very useful discussions, and mistakes and omissions in the plan were identified and documented. The participants all agreed that this was a very useful exercise that shall be repeated, most likely at the next All-Hands meeting.