WikiProjects X has done some great work on making WikiProject portal pages more attractive and easier to use:
The members directory and the task lists are especially interesting. However, these are generated with templates and updated manually, and it would be a chore to keep them updated long-term. Are there pieces that we could create as software that would be helpful to existing WikiProjects?
Kaldari suggests that in order to do this properly, we should look into moving WikiProjects into their own namespace -- WikiProject:Music rather than Wikipedia:WikiProject Music.
James Hare created a spec document for WikiProject X, which may be helpful: