Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Plan FY15-16

2015-07-03 Thread
Hi Lila,

Your email references the mission throughout, which is published as a
mission statement[1] and has been stable in wording since 2007. Could
you please use the wording from the mission statement, rather than
paraphrasing as our mission of ubiquitous shared knowledge?

I know this will be seen as a bit picky, but having worked in the area
of developing and implementing organizational strategy, I am keenly
aware that an accurate and precise adherence to a defined mission is
key to avoiding later mission creep or propagating flaws in
understanding; for example disseminate or global are entirely
different from ubiquitous. The annual plan is carefully reviewed
against the top level mission and I'm sure everyone wants it to
accurately be measured for success in this way.

Your comments on improving the volunteer consultation process were
appreciated. I look forward to this being better next year and will
try to take part in time.

Links
1. https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Mission_statement

Thanks,
Fae
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On 2 July 2015 at 03:09, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote:
 All,

 I want to provide an update on the Annual Plan. I’m happy to let you know
 that the Board of Trustees has approved the proposed 2015-­16 Wikimedia
 Foundation annual plan. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to
 incorporate your feedback and review with the Board.

 The approved plan includes $68.2 million in revenue, with $65 million of
 spending and $3.2 million for the reserve. In addition, we will raise $5
 million for our endowment, which will help secure long-term support for our
 mission. In total, this accounts for a 17% growth in total budget. The plan
 also includes a stretch goal of exceeding the fundraising target by 20% to
 contribute additional funds to the reserve. The approved and updated plan
 is now available here
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2015-2016_Annual_Plan.

 In our last Metrics Meeting, I presented an emerging strategy for the
 Wikimedia Foundation that focused on building a strong core in the
 near-term, allowing for innovation in the long-term toward our mission of
 ubiquitous shared knowledge. Strengthening our core has been our focus over
 this past year. We published the Call to Action
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/State_of_the_Wikimedia_Foundation#2015_Call_to_Action,
 which refocused us on community and technology, introducing new thinking
 and skills to the WMF, and improved products for the world.

 We have made significant changes this past year that are showing early
 results. But this is just a start.  The world is changing rapidly in areas
 like mobile, user behavior, media formats, and access to knowledge. In
 order to make free knowledge available for generations to come, we need to
 continually improve our work and challenge our thinking. The Annual Plan
 for this year is focused on building our capabilities as a springboard for
 future innovation.

 In this year’s plan, budget adjustments are designed to fill in the gaps in
 current user needs, in particular in the areas of community (including
 affiliates and partners), technology, and communication. The plan builds on
 the foundational work from this past year, when we set up team structures
 and introduced new focus to align our organization with communities and
 demands for knowledge. For the first time, this year’s plan also introduces
 a Quarterly Metrics Scorecard to track our progress on delivering on our
 commitments. We will use both top-level and departmental metrics to measure
 our progress and report back.

 I also want to acknowledge some of the issues with this year’s Annual Plan
 process. We shared the first draft with you late, giving you limited time
 to provide feedback. We introduced a new, lighter weight format in the
 first iteration that left some of you with questions about proposed
 changes. This final, approved version has been updated to clarify our
 rationale, incorporate the feedback we did receive, link our plans to
 success metrics, and orient the next year within a broader strategy. As
 always, we continue to iterate toward a better process. Going forward we
 plan to have an extended window for your review and comments so we can
 refine our plan with your valuable feedback in mind.

 Thank you. I look forward to working together as we continue to strengthen
 our core capabilities to support our mission and prepare for our emerging
 strategy.

 ~~~Lila
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Plan FY15-16

2015-07-02 Thread Pine W
Thanks for the update. I've drafted some questions and comments about the
new version. The updated plan is located on Foundation Wiki; can it be
copied to Meta where it's more accessible to the community for discussion?

Thanks, Pine

Pine


On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 All,

 I want to provide an update on the Annual Plan. I’m happy to let you know
 that the Board of Trustees has approved the proposed 2015-­16 Wikimedia
 Foundation annual plan. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to
 incorporate your feedback and review with the Board.

 The approved plan includes $68.2 million in revenue, with $65 million of
 spending and $3.2 million for the reserve. In addition, we will raise $5
 million for our endowment, which will help secure long-term support for our
 mission. In total, this accounts for a 17% growth in total budget. The plan
 also includes a stretch goal of exceeding the fundraising target by 20% to
 contribute additional funds to the reserve. The approved and updated plan
 is now available here
 https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2015-2016_Annual_Plan.

 In our last Metrics Meeting, I presented an emerging strategy for the
 Wikimedia Foundation that focused on building a strong core in the
 near-term, allowing for innovation in the long-term toward our mission of
 ubiquitous shared knowledge. Strengthening our core has been our focus over
 this past year. We published the Call to Action
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/State_of_the_Wikimedia_Foundation#2015_Call_to_Action
 ,
 which refocused us on community and technology, introducing new thinking
 and skills to the WMF, and improved products for the world.

 We have made significant changes this past year that are showing early
 results. But this is just a start.  The world is changing rapidly in areas
 like mobile, user behavior, media formats, and access to knowledge. In
 order to make free knowledge available for generations to come, we need to
 continually improve our work and challenge our thinking. The Annual Plan
 for this year is focused on building our capabilities as a springboard for
 future innovation.

 In this year’s plan, budget adjustments are designed to fill in the gaps in
 current user needs, in particular in the areas of community (including
 affiliates and partners), technology, and communication. The plan builds on
 the foundational work from this past year, when we set up team structures
 and introduced new focus to align our organization with communities and
 demands for knowledge. For the first time, this year’s plan also introduces
 a Quarterly Metrics Scorecard to track our progress on delivering on our
 commitments. We will use both top-level and departmental metrics to measure
 our progress and report back.

 I also want to acknowledge some of the issues with this year’s Annual Plan
 process. We shared the first draft with you late, giving you limited time
 to provide feedback. We introduced a new, lighter weight format in the
 first iteration that left some of you with questions about proposed
 changes. This final, approved version has been updated to clarify our
 rationale, incorporate the feedback we did receive, link our plans to
 success metrics, and orient the next year within a broader strategy. As
 always, we continue to iterate toward a better process. Going forward we
 plan to have an extended window for your review and comments so we can
 refine our plan with your valuable feedback in mind.

 Thank you. I look forward to working together as we continue to strengthen
 our core capabilities to support our mission and prepare for our emerging
 strategy.

 ~~~Lila
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Plan FY15-16

2015-07-02 Thread Pine W
Thanks SJ and Lila. I've posted comments and questions on the talk page.
Responses can wait until next week.

Have a nice weekend,
Pine

Pine


On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 3:21 PM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 Hello all,

 You can now find a copy of the 2015-16 Annual Plan on Meta to better
 support conversation and questions:
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2015-16

 We will do our best to reply to your questions in a timely manner, but
 please note that tomorrow is a U.S. holiday and then we move into the
 weekend. Due to this, we may not be able to respond to questions on Meta
 until early next week. Thank you in advance for your patience.

 Lila

 On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 8:21 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

  Thanks for the update. I've drafted some questions and comments about the
  new version. The updated plan is located on Foundation Wiki; can it be
  copied to Meta where it's more accessible to the community for
 discussion?
 
  Thanks, Pine
 
  Pine
 
 
  On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:
 
   All,
  
   I want to provide an update on the Annual Plan. I’m happy to let you
 know
   that the Board of Trustees has approved the proposed 2015-­16 Wikimedia
   Foundation annual plan. Thank you for your patience as we have worked
 to
   incorporate your feedback and review with the Board.
  
   The approved plan includes $68.2 million in revenue, with $65 million
 of
   spending and $3.2 million for the reserve. In addition, we will raise
 $5
   million for our endowment, which will help secure long-term support for
  our
   mission. In total, this accounts for a 17% growth in total budget. The
  plan
   also includes a stretch goal of exceeding the fundraising target by 20%
  to
   contribute additional funds to the reserve. The approved and updated
 plan
   is now available here
   https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2015-2016_Annual_Plan.
  
   In our last Metrics Meeting, I presented an emerging strategy for the
   Wikimedia Foundation that focused on building a strong core in the
   near-term, allowing for innovation in the long-term toward our mission
 of
   ubiquitous shared knowledge. Strengthening our core has been our focus
  over
   this past year. We published the Call to Action
   
  
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/State_of_the_Wikimedia_Foundation#2015_Call_to_Action
   ,
   which refocused us on community and technology, introducing new
 thinking
   and skills to the WMF, and improved products for the world.
  
   We have made significant changes this past year that are showing early
   results. But this is just a start.  The world is changing rapidly in
  areas
   like mobile, user behavior, media formats, and access to knowledge. In
   order to make free knowledge available for generations to come, we need
  to
   continually improve our work and challenge our thinking. The Annual
 Plan
   for this year is focused on building our capabilities as a springboard
  for
   future innovation.
  
   In this year’s plan, budget adjustments are designed to fill in the
 gaps
  in
   current user needs, in particular in the areas of community (including
   affiliates and partners), technology, and communication. The plan
 builds
  on
   the foundational work from this past year, when we set up team
 structures
   and introduced new focus to align our organization with communities and
   demands for knowledge. For the first time, this year’s plan also
  introduces
   a Quarterly Metrics Scorecard to track our progress on delivering on
 our
   commitments. We will use both top-level and departmental metrics to
  measure
   our progress and report back.
  
   I also want to acknowledge some of the issues with this year’s Annual
  Plan
   process. We shared the first draft with you late, giving you limited
 time
   to provide feedback. We introduced a new, lighter weight format in the
   first iteration that left some of you with questions about proposed
   changes. This final, approved version has been updated to clarify our
   rationale, incorporate the feedback we did receive, link our plans to
   success metrics, and orient the next year within a broader strategy. As
   always, we continue to iterate toward a better process. Going forward
 we
   plan to have an extended window for your review and comments so we can
   refine our plan with your valuable feedback in mind.
  
   Thank you. I look forward to working together as we continue to
  strengthen
   our core capabilities to support our mission and prepare for our
 emerging
   strategy.
  
   ~~~Lila
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Plan FY15-16

2015-07-02 Thread Sam Klein
Lila - thank you for this plan, and for continuing the course started with
the call to action.  It is welcome to see this more detailed format, and
that you are taking feedback into consideration.

Pine - The page on Meta has been updated.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2015-16
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2015-16

Sam


On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 11:21 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

 Thanks for the update. I've drafted some questions and comments about the
 new version. The updated plan is located on Foundation Wiki; can it be
 copied to Meta where it's more accessible to the community for discussion?

 Thanks, Pine

 Pine


 On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote:

  All,
 
  I want to provide an update on the Annual Plan. I’m happy to let you know
  that the Board of Trustees has approved the proposed 2015-­16 Wikimedia
  Foundation annual plan. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to
  incorporate your feedback and review with the Board.
 
  The approved plan includes $68.2 million in revenue, with $65 million of
  spending and $3.2 million for the reserve. In addition, we will raise $5
  million for our endowment, which will help secure long-term support for
 our
  mission. In total, this accounts for a 17% growth in total budget. The
 plan
  also includes a stretch goal of exceeding the fundraising target by 20%
 to
  contribute additional funds to the reserve. The approved and updated plan
  is now available here
  https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2015-2016_Annual_Plan.
 
  In our last Metrics Meeting, I presented an emerging strategy for the
  Wikimedia Foundation that focused on building a strong core in the
  near-term, allowing for innovation in the long-term toward our mission of
  ubiquitous shared knowledge. Strengthening our core has been our focus
 over
  this past year. We published the Call to Action
  
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/State_of_the_Wikimedia_Foundation#2015_Call_to_Action
  ,
  which refocused us on community and technology, introducing new thinking
  and skills to the WMF, and improved products for the world.
 
  We have made significant changes this past year that are showing early
  results. But this is just a start.  The world is changing rapidly in
 areas
  like mobile, user behavior, media formats, and access to knowledge. In
  order to make free knowledge available for generations to come, we need
 to
  continually improve our work and challenge our thinking. The Annual Plan
  for this year is focused on building our capabilities as a springboard
 for
  future innovation.
 
  In this year’s plan, budget adjustments are designed to fill in the gaps
 in
  current user needs, in particular in the areas of community (including
  affiliates and partners), technology, and communication. The plan builds
 on
  the foundational work from this past year, when we set up team structures
  and introduced new focus to align our organization with communities and
  demands for knowledge. For the first time, this year’s plan also
 introduces
  a Quarterly Metrics Scorecard to track our progress on delivering on our
  commitments. We will use both top-level and departmental metrics to
 measure
  our progress and report back.
 
  I also want to acknowledge some of the issues with this year’s Annual
 Plan
  process. We shared the first draft with you late, giving you limited time
  to provide feedback. We introduced a new, lighter weight format in the
  first iteration that left some of you with questions about proposed
  changes. This final, approved version has been updated to clarify our
  rationale, incorporate the feedback we did receive, link our plans to
  success metrics, and orient the next year within a broader strategy. As
  always, we continue to iterate toward a better process. Going forward we
  plan to have an extended window for your review and comments so we can
  refine our plan with your valuable feedback in mind.
 
  Thank you. I look forward to working together as we continue to
 strengthen
  our core capabilities to support our mission and prepare for our emerging
  strategy.
 
  ~~~Lila
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Annual Plan FY15-16

2015-07-02 Thread Lila Tretikov
Hello all,

You can now find a copy of the 2015-16 Annual Plan on Meta to better
support conversation and questions:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2015-16

We will do our best to reply to your questions in a timely manner, but
please note that tomorrow is a U.S. holiday and then we move into the
weekend. Due to this, we may not be able to respond to questions on Meta
until early next week. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Lila

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 8:21 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

 Thanks for the update. I've drafted some questions and comments about the
 new version. The updated plan is located on Foundation Wiki; can it be
 copied to Meta where it's more accessible to the community for discussion?

 Thanks, Pine

 Pine


 On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Lila Tretikov l...@wikimedia.org wrote:

  All,
 
  I want to provide an update on the Annual Plan. I’m happy to let you know
  that the Board of Trustees has approved the proposed 2015-­16 Wikimedia
  Foundation annual plan. Thank you for your patience as we have worked to
  incorporate your feedback and review with the Board.
 
  The approved plan includes $68.2 million in revenue, with $65 million of
  spending and $3.2 million for the reserve. In addition, we will raise $5
  million for our endowment, which will help secure long-term support for
 our
  mission. In total, this accounts for a 17% growth in total budget. The
 plan
  also includes a stretch goal of exceeding the fundraising target by 20%
 to
  contribute additional funds to the reserve. The approved and updated plan
  is now available here
  https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2015-2016_Annual_Plan.
 
  In our last Metrics Meeting, I presented an emerging strategy for the
  Wikimedia Foundation that focused on building a strong core in the
  near-term, allowing for innovation in the long-term toward our mission of
  ubiquitous shared knowledge. Strengthening our core has been our focus
 over
  this past year. We published the Call to Action
  
 
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/State_of_the_Wikimedia_Foundation#2015_Call_to_Action
  ,
  which refocused us on community and technology, introducing new thinking
  and skills to the WMF, and improved products for the world.
 
  We have made significant changes this past year that are showing early
  results. But this is just a start.  The world is changing rapidly in
 areas
  like mobile, user behavior, media formats, and access to knowledge. In
  order to make free knowledge available for generations to come, we need
 to
  continually improve our work and challenge our thinking. The Annual Plan
  for this year is focused on building our capabilities as a springboard
 for
  future innovation.
 
  In this year’s plan, budget adjustments are designed to fill in the gaps
 in
  current user needs, in particular in the areas of community (including
  affiliates and partners), technology, and communication. The plan builds
 on
  the foundational work from this past year, when we set up team structures
  and introduced new focus to align our organization with communities and
  demands for knowledge. For the first time, this year’s plan also
 introduces
  a Quarterly Metrics Scorecard to track our progress on delivering on our
  commitments. We will use both top-level and departmental metrics to
 measure
  our progress and report back.
 
  I also want to acknowledge some of the issues with this year’s Annual
 Plan
  process. We shared the first draft with you late, giving you limited time
  to provide feedback. We introduced a new, lighter weight format in the
  first iteration that left some of you with questions about proposed
  changes. This final, approved version has been updated to clarify our
  rationale, incorporate the feedback we did receive, link our plans to
  success metrics, and orient the next year within a broader strategy. As
  always, we continue to iterate toward a better process. Going forward we
  plan to have an extended window for your review and comments so we can
  refine our plan with your valuable feedback in mind.
 
  Thank you. I look forward to working together as we continue to
 strengthen
  our core capabilities to support our mission and prepare for our emerging
  strategy.
 
  ~~~Lila
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