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[SPIKE] Conduct automatic topic subscription pre-mortem
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Description

This task is about identifying, as a team, the potential impacts automatic topic subscriptions could have on the cadence and culture of on-wiki conversations.

We will also use this task to determine how we will identify, and respond to, a scenario were it to arise.

Pre-mortem Link

T290508: Automatic Topic Subscriptions

Process

StepDescriptionPerson/People ResponsibleStatusFormatTarget Completion Date
1.Identify and document potential failure scenariosEditing Team DoneAsync17-Sep
2.Cluster failure scenarios@ppelberg DoneAsync22-Sep
3.Estimate impact and likelihood of each failure scenarioEditing Team DoneSync23-Sep
4.Prioritize failure scenarios to plan for@ppelberg DoneAsync24-Sep Actual: 30-Sep
5.Propose leading indicators (e.g. qualitative and quantitative) for prioritized scenario@MNeisler + @ppelberg in progressAsync1-Oct
6.Propose a plan of action/mitigation strategy for each High and Medium Priority scenarioTeam in progressAsync8-October
7.Relate each scenario to a planned analysis that will be defined in the experiment plan@MNeisler + @ppelbergAsync15-October

Event Timeline

Meta

  • ADDED the === Process @LZaman, @MNeisler, and I independently discussed to the task description.

Will this be using the Pre-mortem toolkit that is part of the DEI Playbook? It seems to include lots of useful forms that could be relevant.

Will this be using the Pre-mortem toolkit that is part of the DEI Playbook? It seems to include lots of useful forms that could be relevant.

Good question; we'll be following the process described in the PRE-MORTEM TOOLKIT and we'll experiment with the forms/tools linked within it for the pre-mortem we'll conduct for Usability work (T249579) in Q2.

Good question; we'll be following the process described in the PRE-MORTEM TOOLKIT and we'll experiment with the forms/tools linked within it for the pre-mortem we'll conduct for Usability work (T249579) in Q2.

great, thanks for looking into it.

LZaman changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Sep 22 2021, 5:42 PM
LZaman assigned this task to ppelberg.
  1. Prioritize failure scenarios to plan for

This is done [i]. Now on to Steps "5." and "6." [ii] which, I think, can happen independently of one another.


i. You'll notice the Priority within the T290508: Automatic Topic Subscriptions sheet is now populated.
ii. 5. Propose leading indicators (e.g. qualitative and quantitative) for prioritized scenario and 6. Propose a plan of action/mitigation strategy for each prioritized scenario

According to the process above, it seems that @ppelberg and @MNeisler are populating the spreadsheet with leading indicators, is that the correct assumption?

@ppelberg - I've proposed some quantitative leading indicators for the prioritized (Med and High) scenarios and they are ready for your review.