[IAEP] Communicating project goals and Roadmap
dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Wed Jul 1 12:18:30 EDT 2009
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Tomeu Vizoso<tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 00:40, David Farning<dfarning at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> This thread is an attempt to help clean up a couple of issues that
>> have been cropping up over the past couple of months.
>> There have been a couple of instances of suboptimal communication
>> between different parts of the project.
>> Several times recently, external organizations have been looking for a
>> big picture view of what is happening at Sugar Labs.
>> The .84 release was pretty easy to coordinate. The development team
>> picked a release date about six months after .82. The developers
>> followed the time line pretty well. Simon did a fantastic just with
>> just a stick and a handful of carrots as release manager getting
>> getting the release shipped on time. The only two external
>> organizations we worked with closely were Fedora and OLPC.
>> With the midterm release of Strawberry, we have seen the importance of
>> improving communication with more internal groups and external
>> Internally, we have seen the importance of synchronizing development,
>> marketing, and the project as a whole's time lines and goals.
>> Externally, we have seen a significant increase in external
>> organization participation. Several university have express
>> interested in working with SL. Several distributions are becoming
>> more involved. Several new pilots and deployments are participating in
>> Sugar development rather than just consuming Sugar.
>> A first step will be to start working on project and team level road
>> maps which assign dates and champions to significant events.
>> Sugar Labs and each team already have roadmap pages listed. Over the
>> next couple of weeks, I would like to work with the development, SoaS,
>> marketing, infrastructure teams to create roadmaps and goals. (This
>> is not to exclude any other teams participation.)
>> Then using iteration and project level goals we can start linking the
>> roadmaps together.
> Sounds great!
There is now a very rough draft/outline at
I'll continue hacking away at it and linking to team roadmaps.
As always, I try to focus on what is fair, sane, implementable as
There is a good change I am wrong and/or missing important bits.
There is a _very_ good chance this is suboptimal.
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