Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Process question
From: Todd Grayson
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:13:48 -0600
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

Agreed

This is a very good way of getting an effective process going mapping what tools are going to get used. IMHO once we can get "docs" publishing going in the WG site, this would be a good start.

One thing I would suggest thinking through now in discussion as well as we move to the forum; one more stage that is needed is managing transition or hand off of a project at milestone/completion... (release, training of users, finalize wiki content documenting the solutions deployed state and ongoing management contacts and info resides?)

Todd

On 10/21/2011 7:50 AM, Chaz Cheadle wrote:
I would suggest we need a 'forum' for website development/technology discussions, and then when a decision is made that the idea is fully speced out and then moved to Redmine. I also think the IWG forum on the current website should more of a public facing exchange of ideas. This provides a three stage process. Public ideas/concerns <-> internal IWG discussion/spec/implementation <-> Redmine: development/progress tracking

The public can suggest something like a twitter feed widget and hash out ideas and concerns on the NYCGA-IWG forum. Once it seems the project is ready for actual development it moves internal for the detailed discussion of exact technologies and who will do the work/qa/etc and assemble the team. Then the project is entered into Redmine where the work is done. Progress reports can be sent back to the Internal IWG, and information on progress can be then published to the NYCGA-IWG forum.
The public need not know what PHP is being coded, and the coders necessarily need to hear people opinions of the icon size. Relavant information can be passed by the internal IWG group. I think this may even play very well into the Agile model.


chaz

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:29 AM, <sam@monkeytownhq.com> wrote:
hi all -

It was great to meet the team who have been working so hard to make the new website happen and also to chart the vision for future work by this group. Thanks for all your efforts!

I have a process question:

I have IA recommendations for the new website.

Should this kind of input be posted to:

a. this google group list

b. the Internet working group forum on the new website

or

c. redmine

Can we clarify the intended use of these three channels, and also some roles responsibilities for the people doing the real work of the group?

I am uncomfortable with the idea of independently creating tasks in redmine with no sense of who will be prioritizing and assigning the tasks - without that, my input can easily add to noise that will detract from other potentially more critical work.

I have an observation about redmine that I will send out separately.

thanks!
Sam





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