As an incremental step, we are going to stop using the main Search
Team workboard to track "current" work, and will shift that into a new
(to be created) "Sprint" workboard. Despite the name "sprint", we
won't be using fixed-length iterations. This new sprint workboard will
last indefinitely, and will work like the team board has been doing.
The columns will track tasks as they flow from a small backlog,
through in progress, needs review, and finally into done. Speaking of
which, we'll document and formalize that at some point.
As soon as the new sprint board has been created and the existing
current work has been moved/copied to it, Nik will let you know, at
which point it should become your day-to-day focus. We'll also clarify
where to look for more tasks if there is nothing in the sprint backlog
that makes sense for you to grab and work on.
We haven't yet worked out the details of how we'll use the team and
freezer workboards. When we do, we'll let you know.
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It was brought up briefly in the monday meeting, but wanted to get a full
list somewhere, who all is attending the lyon hackathon? So far i know
moiz, dan and myself are going. Anyone else?
Any suggestions for useful search things to be hacked on?
So that we can start thinking about our short and long term futures, I've
had a Search-Department-Freezer
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/1218/> project created to
serve as our longer term backlog.
This backlog will contain any work which is not planned to be done in the
next few weeks, and will have tasks broken down by category. This will help
us figure out what's coming next, and help us start putting tasks in there
for our long term objectives. Mainly, I plan to use it to plan out our
future work, and give the team and stakeholders insight into what's coming
My task today is to create a preliminary structure, and then we can iterate
from there. The structure of the backlog will evolve over time as the team
structure and work changes. The board may even be superseded by another
board. For now, I'll leave the backlog column of the Search-Team-Project
workboard as it is, but I would like to get together with the team leads to
triage that at some point.
The freezer is unsuitable for the storage of frozen goods.
Product Manager, Search and Discovery