During WCEU’s Q&A session, Matt mentioned an idea – a dashboard that would track team metrics across the 22 Make teams to motivate and quickly identify impactful work for incoming contributors, reference below.
This post aims to prompt thinking and co-creation of how we might best implement such a dashboard. What features would be essential, and what dependencies should be considered? How might we start, perhaps small and lean, with infrastructure in place to scale as needed? During this ideation phase, all thoughts and questions are welcome, so please contribute with your comment below.
I have a quick answer here, which is an idea I’ve been thinking about. And we’ll try to keep this short.
So I think in organizations, where I see this work well is you change what you measure. And one thing I’d love to get more on WordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ is some sort of like dashboard, essentially. Like we have the download counter, we have some stats for plugins and other things, but what if you could look across the 22 teams, and each of those 22 teams had some metrics attached and like a health metric. And this was how many work camps there were last year, this year, whatever.
Each team can define its metrics, but then there was a red, yellow, and green for how things were going. I think that would be really powerful. And then, you know, that’d be fun and motivating, I think, for everyone working on it. And then also if you’re coming in and you’re like, okay, what needs help? Look at the red stuff. So just want to plant that seed of an idea