[Wikimedia-l] Funds Dissemination Committee first progress reports
manuel.merz at wikimedia.de
Fri Jun 14 11:37:06 UTC 2013
> I am a little disappointed at the focus by WMF staff on quantitative
> metrics over everything else, which I think may have the unfortunate
> side-effect of encouraging entities to go after easily measurable
> activities rather than the most effective and worthwhile activities.
> Hopefully this will be taken into account on future assessments.
It is quick to target the easily measurable, but will it actually bring us
forward? Activities and outputs are only a means to an end. So instead of
setting the focus on "easily measurable" means, I would personally prefer a
focus on building up the movement's knowledge about sustainable outcomes
and on how to get there.
Stabsstelle Evaluation / Evaluation Unit
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Obentrautstr. 72, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
2013/6/12 Craig Franklin <cfranklin at halonetwork.net>
> Given that this is an assessment that is being performed by paid staff, I
> think it's unreasonable to think that the staff would issue more than very
> mild criticism ("Your report is so great it makes everyone else look
> terrible!"), even if the report was so poor as to deserve criticism. I'm
> not saying that it *is*, but I don't think anyone that values their job
> would carpet their employer in a public forum, even if the employer invited
> them to do so. There should certainly be a note in this report to declare
> the massive COI involved in having WMF staff 'critically' assessing a WMF
> That said, I do find the assessment for everyone else useful in terms of
> seeing what the WMF staff will think, and I'm sure that chapters
> considering an FDC application will take that on board. I am a little
> disappointed at the focus by WMF staff on quantitative metrics over
> everything else, which I think may have the unfortunate side-effect of
> encouraging entities to go after easily measurable activities rather than
> the most effective and worthwhile activities. Hopefully this will be taken
> into account on future assessments.
> Craig Franklin
> On 12 June 2013 20:52, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Katy Love, 11/06/2013 22:52:
> >> 
> >> http://meta.wikimedia.org/**wiki/FDC_portal/Proposals/**
> >> 2012-2013_round1/Staff_**summary/Progress_report_form/**Q1<
> > Funny: «WMF notes [stats]», «WMFR claims [stats]».
> > Nemo
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