Pine, Thanks for your reply. Can you say more about which kind of SMART you prefer? According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria the definitions have drifted since original publication of the term, including by authors who seem to have eclipsed the original's popularity. The T = Timely vs. Time-constrained seems like a pretty large difference.
Best regards, Jim On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 11:02 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi James, > > > Let me start with something positive to say before I discuss problems. > > > I think that there were some good intentions with this plan. Also, I think > that some good things will happen this year, such as with Structured Data on > Commons and with the Audience Department's Growth Team, regardless of the > shortcomings with the WMF AP. > > > Unfortunately, good intentions don't fully compensate for poor design or > incompleteness. > > > A good place to start to see problems is here: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2018-2019/Final#Appendix_1:_resources. > I am looking for project-based budgets, SMART goals, and detailed financial > projections. I sampled three departmental APs: Communications, Audiences, and > Talent and Culture. > > > I want to distinguish plans from promises. I don't expect that every SMART > goal will be met, and I understand that plans and goals can change over time > due to changes in available resources, new information, projects failing or > succeeding beyond expectations, or other factors. An Annual Plan is not an > Annual Promise. I also want to keep in mind that flexibility is valuable to > take advantage of emergent opportunities, and that excessively detailed > planning can be unnecessarily costly. > > > But proceeding without SMART goals for T&C (is there a single SMART goal for > them?), and with such limited financial detail for all three of the > departments that I sampled, is disappointing. I am also disappointed by the > lack of project-based budgeting. > > > Realistically, unless the WMF Board decides to get serious about making and > publishing good annual plans, we are stuck. > > > Pine > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) > null > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > 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 and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>