As explained in the:
We are proposing you to experiment a dot voting system so that the daily committed people in OFN, who are in contact with users or potential users all the time, can have a say in what should be prioritized in priority.
Of course those persons should also keep in mind that we have tech debt that needs to be prioritized, and some other things that are non tech but more on process.
1- Where we vote and how
have started to do some (incomplete) work on curating wishlist items and github issues into icebox items and have put them all in this big spreadsheet. Hopefully the main ones are there, if you are missing some very big and urgent potential focus please shout!
A week before the date planned for the product curation team quater meeting you will be invited to “dot vote” for the thing you believe are really a priority for the OFN in your perspective. We will propose an open session when the voting period starts for anyone to ask questions to the icebox curators team if some of the items in the spreadsheet are not clear. We can also discuss that in the global zoom meeting before the voting period if dates match ok.
Each person who can vote has a column with their name on it. You have 10 “x” to allocate, you can put as much as you want on only one if you have such an urgent point that all the other ones don’t count. Or distribute them. You can also add comments to the cells you allocate votes if you want to explain some reason why you think this is really important.
To make it easier, I suggest you filter on the “when” column like for instance kick out “later” and “even later” (you can check if you want to quickly that you agree that it’s for later, at least it was not in discussions about 2018 roadmap in Aus). Keep in mind that “2018 - Q1” items might roll over to Q2 in some cases (Spree upgrade for instance).
If you want to add “users concerned” please add them column G, that will also be a useful indicator for curation team. And add also if you know external funding available for some specific features column H.
2- Who can vote
I propose that only the people who have the ability to curate ideas into icebox can vote. It seems consistent to me, as those people are the one being daily in contact with users. So to sum it up here we have:
- Lynne @lin_d_hop
- Kirsten @Kirsten
- Myriam @MyriamBoure
- Enrico @enricostn
- Pau @sauloperez
- Theresa @tschumilas
- Cynthia @CynthiaReynolds
- Nick @NickWeir
I created for each of you a column in the big spreadsheet. Enjoy
3- How this is going to be used
The curation team when they meet will look at the things you would prioritize and why, the potential other fundings available and if that concerns many users or not. Then they will use that to do the hard priorization choices, balancing also tech debt things or long term things over short term ones given the priorities we discussed previously.
This result will be shared on #global community channel on Slack.
If at the end of this process you feel any tension please raise your voice, this is just a first iteration on that process and we might need to improve it so that we all feel happy