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Audit team practices for ArchCom
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TechCom has a number of web pages and a number of routines that the group performs on a weekly basis. These include:

  • Private video call
  • Public IRC meeting

We believe that members of ArchCom should budget roughly 20% of their time fulfilling architectural leadership goals. Furthermore, I continue to treat facilitation as my primary responsibility (especially since @Spage no longer has the ability to provide facilitation assistance). Since WMF is making a substantial investment in this area (involving significant time and effort of very senior engineering staff), we should make the best use of this investment.

A number of the habits we have could likely be made more effective and/or more efficient. I would welcome collaboration with Team-Practices on this. I have a number of scattered/disorganized checklists describing our groups habits and routine responsibilities, but I'd like to document this somewhere (e.g. mw:Architecture committee/Team practices). The goal of this task:

  • Build a wiki page which documents the ongoing responsibilities (e.g. routines and habits) expected from TechCom and the supporting members
  • Identify areas that can be improved, and plan for implementing the improvements (in collaboration with TechCom)

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RobLa-WMF raised the priority of this task from Medium to High.Feb 11 2016, 11:57 PM

@DStrine and @KLans_WMF, thanks for meeting with me on Friday! As I alluded to in that conversation, I could use some help on this task in particular, specifically with an update to [[mw:Architecture committee/Team practices]]. Is that something that TPG can help out with?

I'm not sure this one will ever be "done", but I'm going to leave this open for a while longer while I'm getting advice from @ksmith on this topic. I'm hoping we can iteritively improve the Architecture_committee/Team_practices page over the coming quarter as we codify the (hopefully improved) routines of TechCom.

Many changes over the course of the quarter.

I'm going to close this task, but I'm happy to have continued conversation on this topic at Z425 and/or on the wikitech-l mailing list and/or appropriate talk page (or wherever is appropriate for the topic).