This topic is for brainstorming ways to improve the planning, collaboration, and reporting of Core Contributor work.
As Core Contributors, we’re all working towards the same goal: to further the development and adoption of the Open edX platform. However our processes don’t always foster a feeling of teamwork, nor do they provide us with an easy way to collaborate on projects; just because our processes are asynchronous, doesn’t mean we need to work in isolation. Additionally, our sprint retros are not easy to read and don’t do enough to celebrate our wins.
By tweaking the way we do things, we can not only improve how Core Contributor work is planned, collaborated upon, and reported, but we can also cultivate a stronger sense of community within our group.
- Promote intentional planning
- Facilitate communication between Core Contributors
- Allow for easier coordination of efforts
- Improve sprint retrospectives
- Increase engagement from Core Contributors
- Cultivate a better sense of community
If you’re a Core Contributor, a member of a Working Group, or just someone with good ideas, this topic is for YOU! Please join the brainstorm by commenting on this thread and help us improve the Core Contributor workflow.
To get your brain ticking, here’s a summary of what the Core Contributor process looks like currently (at the time of writing):
- Core Contributor sprints run for 2 weeks
- An email is sent out 3 days before the sprint ends asking Core Contributors to complete the Sprint Retrospective and Planning questionnaire
- Another email is sent the day after the sprint has ended reminding everyone to fill in the questionnaire
- The Core Contributor Sprint Retro is posted on the forum a few days after the sprint has ended. It displays the results of the questionnaire
- An Async Update is posted on the forum every 2 weeks giving us a sneak peek of what’s going on across the community
Please let me (@ali_hugo) know if there are any steps missing, or if there’s anything else you feel is important to mention.
See you - and your ideas - in the comments below!