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Architecture Committee proposal for Wikimedia Foundation engineering priorities in Apr-Jun 2015
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The Architecture Committee feels we that kind of missed the loop to provide proper input to the prioritization of WMF engineering projects for Oct-Dec 2014. For the next quarter, let's make sure we've got good plans on prioritization.

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Qgil created this task.Oct 8 2014, 9:31 PM
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daniel added a subscriber: daniel.May 25 2015, 1:11 PM

We have discussed priorities at the Lyon Hackathon, see T96903. I am not aware any clear process of making sure this will be considered for quarterly planning, or resource allocation in general.

From Lila's answer to my question at the Q/A session yesterday, it seems that it would be the responsibility of the future CTO to make this happen. Let's hope we get a CTO soon, then.

I am not aware any clear process of making sure this will be considered for quarterly planning, or resource allocation in general.

Whila a CTO will help, I think that the main step will be always to have teams owning specific tasks, prioritizing them in their backlogs, and pushing them in the goals / budget discussions. Another way to look at it is: a CTO will have a hard time pushing these proposals without buy-in from the teams. Therefore, since you need buy-in from the teams anyway, I would not wait for a CTO to come.

daniel added a comment.EditedMay 25 2015, 1:28 PM

@Qgil: I agree, but there is no platform team any more. From what I understand, the relevant team lead is the CTO.

daniel added subscribers: bd808, ori.May 25 2015, 2:37 PM

I just chatted with @bd808 and @ori. They are willing and perhaps able to help, but I still see no clear process for this.

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Whatever happened, happened a long time ago. Now the Technology department and @RobLa-WMF specifically is responsible of assuring that ArchCom work and decisions plug into WMF goals.