Thanks Luis. I am trying to wrap my mind around the strategy process and how it interfaces with the many moving pieces in the Wikimedia universe.
A comment that I've heard from staff is that strategies and priorities seem to shift frequently. This results in confusion and lack of clarity. Once there is a coherent strategy that emerges from this process, will it remain set for the next 12-24 months? (Even 12 months seems rather short. Perhaps we could be looking at longer-term horizons and higher aspirations, with clearly defined intermediate SMART goals.) Thanks, Pine On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 4:56 PM, Luis Villa <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 6:23 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > 2. You wrote, "This is a major step to help us prioritize the work of the > > Foundation beginning in July 2016 and running for the next 12 to 24 > months > > thereafter into a strategic plan." It seems that there will be some > overlap > > in the development of the 2016-2017 Annual Plan, and that the completion > > of > > the strategic plan process will come too late to significantly influence > > the AP until after the AP is already being executed. Can you share with > us > > which principles are being used to guide the development of the 2016-2017 > > Annual Plan which this document  is scheduled to be published for > > community review on March 31, 2016? > > > > We mentioned this briefly in the FAQ > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2016_Strategy/FAQ#Why_this_process.3F>, > but let me elaborate here: > > "We also need to finalize the Foundation’s strategy quickly, so that we can > meet our 2016 Annual Plan deadlines and align our team and department > strategies with the overall strategy." > > > In other words, we really are waiting on the results of the public > discussion before making our biggest annual plan choices. :) This is part > of why the process is somewhat rushed; if we planned to use *other* > principles, > we could have had a multi-month process, but we really do want to use the > outcome of this process to help guide the annual plan, so we do have to > make it a bit tighter than we might otherwise have liked. > > We're splitting things up into "core" and "strategic" to help make this > process fit together better: that will allow us to do initial planning on > issues we expect will not be affected by strategy (e.g., "keep servers on") > while waiting for the outcome of the public discussion. > > (For those who are curious for more details, I also addressed this somewhat > in my metrics meeting talk > <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpZOx1Mzmuk&feature=youtu.be&t=19m34s> > last week, and the question > <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpZOx1Mzmuk&feature=youtu.be&t=58m41s> at > the end of it.) > > Hope that helps answer that question- > Luis > > -- > Luis Villa > Sr. Director of Community Engagement > Wikimedia Foundation > *Working towards a world in which every single human being can freely share > in the sum of all knowledge.* > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>