We are succeeding implementing a common process to define and document quarterly goals across Wikimedia Foundation teams. However, we are still missing a common way to define and document longer term intentions. There is a WMF Annual Plan, there will be a WMF Strategy, but these are generic artifacts that cannot be used at a team level (or can they?).
Roadmaps are important in software projects, and very important in free software projects, because they provide a direction and some predictability of mid term activities. There is no guideline on how teams should define and document their roadmaps.
- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Roadmap is a dismabiguation page
- https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/roadmap/ was archived after a short life
- the Team Practices Group documentation doesn't talk about roadmapping at all (not in Glossary or Software Development Concepts, at least)
As part of T114137: Document how the Developer Relations team works, today I have documented how the Developer Relations roadmap works. Basically, we are improvising seeking short term benefit, but I would welcome a well informed guideline that all teams would use. I think it would help our discussions between teams, with the communities, and with the users of MediaWiki out there.