Hosting Community: Call for Goals

A few weeks ago during our weekly team meetings we talked about our Goals for the release of WordPress 5.6 and beyond. As we will have more then one goal and want to enable contributors to easily see where we are and towards which goals they can contribute we decided to give the method of “Objective and Key Results” a try. The polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. is already using OKRs since now nearly a year:

Having those OKRs public will also allow other teams to check towards which goals we are working and where they might could help us or our goals could help them.

@Crixu volunteered to setup a corresponding sheet to keep track of our objectives and the key results contributing towards them. But while having a method is great we also need to identify the goals we are setting ourselves for the release of WordPress 5.6. Once 5.6 was released we can decide on how to continue.

First draft of OKRs

Goals could include things like:

  • All hosts testing the latest WP Release
  • All hosts test the latest and upcoming PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Versions
  • All hosts test the latest and upcoming Database versions (Supported DB Systems only)
  • Our handbook is a complete collection you need to start to host your own WordPress websites

A good example on how to derive a key result from a objective is:

Objective: All hosts test the latest and upcoming PHP Versions
Key Result: The PHPUnit Test runner supports multiple entries per Host

Without this key result the hosts won’t be able to test multiple PHP versions without setting up multiple bot accounts. If we as a team deliver the functionality that a host can submit multiple entries with the same account we also enable them to test WordPress with various setups (Different PHP versions, different MariaDB Versions,…)

Your proposals

Now its your time: Use the comment section below to discuss about possible objectives and their resulting key results.

The deadline for the Call for Goals will be October 19th 2020 at 24:00:00 UTC

Afterwards we are collecting all ideas, grouping them and bring them up for discussion again in the upcoming weekly team meetings on October 21th 2020 at 9 AM UTC and October 21th 2020 at 6 PM UTC