October 2021 Team Sprint

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

As a team, we follow the Sprint approach loosely. While some of us are agency-sponsored contributors, others are self-sponsored. We recognize that volunteers may choose to work on what interests them, while agency-sponsored individuals may work through the priorities assigned to them. We allow room for both approaches in our Sprint planning. What is most important is that we work in the open and share what we are working on here.

This post may be updated throughout the month to reflect work that has been completed. Append any explanations as comments below.

Sprint Goals

Learn Maintenance

Learn Content

We are currently using TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content on Learn (lesson plans, video workshops and courses). Every piece of content has its own Trello card. The Trello lists represent our Development Workflow, each list contains a card that explains how to use that list.

Lesson Plan, Workshop Video Workshop and Course Ideas

The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to:

  • Finalize description
  • Set objectives (goals)
  • Research and add links to support and developer docs
  • Identify marketing communications
  • Carry out an SEO review.
  • Review related material on Learn

If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. If you need any help, please ask in the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Using Global Styles & Settings
    2. How to use the Query Loop
    3. Intro to the Block Editor
    4. Frequently Used Blocks
    5. Form Email Deliverability (SMTP Issues) @magicroundabout
  2. Courses
    1. Advanced PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Development @webtechpooja
    2. MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Organizers @peteringersoll
    3. An intro to WP-CLI @magicroundabout

Next Up – You Can Help!

The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to draft them up. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Drafts in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Site Backup
    2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae The lesson plan already exists so a video workshop will be created insntead.
    3. Introduction to Gutenberg @peteringersoll

Drafts in Progress

A team member has taken ownership of the cards in this list and is currently working on it. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren
    2. How to Configure WordPress Installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim This will need to be organised to follow our normal lesson plan and workshop formats. It is also in need of Windoes user to help with the testing enviroment.
    3. Testing a Trac ticket or GitHub PR @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
  2. Courses
    1. How to Contribute to the Training Team @courane01 begin creating
    2. Theme Course Development @courane01 will continue scoping into October
    3. Full Site Editing @daisyo

Instructional Review

The cards in this list have been drafted but are in need of a team member to quality check them before going to copyediting:

  • Does the description fairly describe what is covered?
  • Have the objectives been written using Bloom’s Taxonomy?
  • Have the objectives been met?
  • Does the assessment (quiz) match the objectives?
  • Are the pre-requisite skills really necessary?
  • Will “students” be able to perform the exercises with what has been covered?
  • Does the content build from or duplicate material in other lesson plans, video workshops or courses?

If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Copyediting list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Using a browser inspector@woodnet (revising screenshots)

Ready for Copyediting

The cards in this list are ready to be reviewed for typos, grammar, understandability, completeness, and general style. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Copyediting in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.

Copyediting in Progress

The cards in this list are undergoing active work on copyediting. A team member has taken ownership and is currently working on it. Check:

  • Spelling errors (if applicable)
  • Grammar errors (if applicable)
  • Readability (use a tool such as https://www.perrymarshall.com/grade/, we should stay under 9th grade, but technical stuff may differ) (if applicable)

If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Style Guide Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

Style Guide Review

These are cards that need to be checked to make sure they adhere to the team’s style guide. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Final Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

Ready for Final Review

The cards in this list have been through copyediting, instructional review, and testing and are nearly ready for official publication.

The Training Team admins will review the cards for:

  1. Adherence to the current template
  2. Adherence to the current style guide
  3. Quality and completeness of information
  4. Any technical formatting details needing to be changed in order for the content to be published
  5. Slide review or creation
  6. Anything else needing attention before publication

Cards move out of this list (and to the Lesson Plans Ready for Publication list) when they have been approved by the team admins.

  1. Lesson Plans
  2. Courses
    1. Unleasing the Power of WordPress
    2. Publishing with WordPress
    3. Getting Started with WordPress

Audit and Expand Content on Learn

  1. Turning existing lesson plans on Learn into workshops:
    1. Customizer Taglines @west7
    2. Best Practices When Capturing Images @rkohilakis
    3. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae
    4. Managing Widgets @west7
    5. Admin Settings @rkohilakis
  2. Review unpublished brand specific content against newly published brand guidelines
  3. Preparing Learn content for future WordPress updates @tantienhime

Published

The following video workshops have been created from their corresponding lesson plan.

  1. Managing Spam on Your Website @west7
  2. Best Practices for Capturing Images @rkohilakis
  3. Customer Taglines @rkohilakis
  4. How to Create a Post or Page with the WordPress Block Editor @west7

Learn Functionality

These are our high priority items. If you are interested in helping out, please let us know in the #meta-learn Slack channel.

  1. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
  2. Use a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organization https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/153 (pending UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. audit review)
  3. New ‘Other Contributors’ field for workshops
  4. Add Review Notes panel to workshop post type
  5. Customer user roles for Learn WordPress
  6. Fix quiz button styling to match other buttons
  7. Automatically recognize contributions on Profiles
  8. Make clear that quizzes that come up in search results are quizzes
  9. Add details about discussion groups in workshop pages
  10. Google Slides block for Lesson Plans The team is carrying out an audit of the Slides Plugin to ascertain the level of maintenance required and amount of work needed to fix the bug @binarygary @alexstine @danilong
  11. Add license information for the contents
  12. Disable the News XML sitemap
  13. Integrate Meetings calendar plugin
  14. Integrate speaker feedback tool
  15. Learner recognition on WordPress.org profile @iandunn
  16. Custom user roles for Learn WordPress @coreymckrill

Visit GitHub for a complete list of open issues.

Training Team

  1. Audit Learn Functionalitly Trello board
  2. Deputy program
  3. Update Learn Handbook
  4. Conduct a retrospective on the previous sprint.

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #meta-learn, #training, #training-team

Preparing Learn for WordPress Updates

When WordPress releases an update, the documentation and training materials about features that have been changed need to be revisited.

To help organize content based upon features, we now have custom taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. only visible when logged in to Learn. We need help organizing that taxonomy.

Here’s a demonstration:

As a recap:

  • Log in to Learn
  • Go to Lesson Plans and later Workshops
  • View all posts
  • Look at the columns visible
  • If a post does not have “Included Content Done”, edit that post.
  • Review the post
  • Assign the version of WordPress displayed
  • Assign the Included Content taxonomy
  • In Edit Flow’s custom metadata (bottom or right sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.), check the box to indicate “Included Content Done”
  • Publish

Leave comments below with the progress or any questions.

#5ftf, #content-audit

Lesson Plans to Workshops: A Mini-Sprint

The training team has created some incredible work over the years, but none so prominent and detailed as the glorious archive of Lesson Plans.

They have actionable objectives.
They have clear steps.
They’re already detailed, vetted, and ready to roll for public use.

Ultimately, they are an excellent resource for potential video workshops!

This is a little late in the month to add to the sprint, but this is something that I’d love to see happen sooner rather than later, so I wanted to bring this idea into the public space!

While I’m wrapping up my first text-based course, there are a few lesson plans I’ve been spying that might make excellent supplementary video workshop material (such as @courane01‘s suggestion of using Demo Content) .

If this works well, we might consider how we will communicate who is working on turning a lesson plan into a workshop going forward (perhaps with a new column in the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board?)

I’d like to see if we can more quickly produce a few workshops from existing lesson plans in a sort of mini-sprint in this in-between time as some of our new training team members are onboarding. Going forward, these will be included in our monthly sprints.

If interested this next week, please pick a lesson plan that you want to “claim” or are interested in creating a video workshop for in the comments.

We can also clarify this process once we’ve seen how it goes!

September 2021 Team Sprint

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Goals

Learn Maintenance

  • Translation work sessions for subtitles and post content
  • Auditing all posts/lesson plans/workshops/courses for taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.
  • Creating slides for new plans

Learn Content

We are currently using TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content on Learn (lesson plans, video workshops and courses). Every piece of content has its own Trello card. The Trello lists represent our Development Workflow, each list contains a card that explains how to use that list.

Lesson Plan, Video Workshop and Course Ideas

The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to:

  • Finalize description
  • Set objectives (goals)
  • Research and add links to support and developer docs
  • Identify marketing communications
  • Carry out an SEO review.
  • Review related material on Learn

If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. If you need any help, please ask in the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Using Global Styles & Settings
    2. How to use the Query Loop
    3. Intro to the Block Editor
    4. Frequently Used Blocks

Next Up – You Can Help!

The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to draft them up. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Drafts in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Site Backup
    2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site
    3. Introduction to Gutenberg

Drafts in Progress

A team member has taken ownership of the cards in this list and is currently working on it. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren
    2. How to Configure WordPress Installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
    3. Testing a Trac ticket or GitHub PR @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
  2. Courses
    1. Introduction to WordPress @arasae
    2. How to Contribute to the Training Team @courane01 begin creating
    3. Theme Course Development @courane01 will continue scoping into October
    4. Full Site Editing @daisyo

Instructional Review

The cards in this list have been drafted but are in need of a team member to quality check them before going to copyediting:

  • Does the description fairly describe what is covered?
  • Have the objectives been written using Bloom’s Taxonomy?
  • Have the objectives been met?
  • Does the assessment (quiz) match the objectives?
  • Are the pre-requisite skills really necessary?
  • Will “students” be able to perform the exercises with what has been covered?
  • Does the content build from or duplicate material in other lesson plans, video workshops or courses?

If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Copyediting list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Using a browser inspector@woodnet (revising screenshots)

Ready for Copyediting

The cards in this list are ready to be reviewed for typos, grammar, understandability, completeness, and general style. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Copyediting in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.

Copyediting in Progress

The cards in this list are undergoing active work on copyediting. A team member has taken ownership and is currently working on it. Check:

  • Spelling errors (if applicable)
  • Grammar errors (if applicable)
  • Readability (use a tool such as https://www.perrymarshall.com/grade/, we should stay under 9th grade, but technical stuff may differ) (if applicable)

If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Style Guide Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

Style Guide Review

These are cards that need to be checked to make sure they adhere to the team’s style guide. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Final Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.

Ready for Final Review

The Final Review list is for cards that have been through copyediting, instructional review, and testing and are nearly ready for official publication.

The Training Team admins will review the cards for:

  1. Adherence to the current template
  2. Adherence to the current style guide
  3. Quality and completeness of information
  4. Any technical formatting details needing to be changed in order for the content to be published
  5. Slide review or creation
  6. Anything else needing attention before publication

Cards move out of this list (and to the Lesson Plans Ready for Publication list) when they have been approved by the team admins.

Learn Functionality

  1. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
  2. Use a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organization https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/153 (pending UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. audit review)

Training Team

  1. Audit Learn Functionalitly Trello board
  2. Deputy program
  3. Update Learn Handbook
  4. Conduct a retrospective on the previous sprint.

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #meta-learn, #sprint, #training-team

August 2021 Training Team Sprint

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Goals

Theme: How to contribute to the WordPress Project with screenshots and videos (guidelines for how content within screenshots and videos appear).

Think about these with as much consideration toward accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) as possible.

Ideally, these guidelines could be adopted by other teams as well, turned into a video series of workshops, and help onboard others into several parts of the project. Additionally, it lifts needing to maintain this from our team handbook into content on Learn.

Learn Content

Lesson Plans

We currently using TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. to manage and keep track of the status of each Lesson Plan. Every Lesson Plan has its own Trello card. The Trello lists represent our Development Workflow, each list contains a card that explains how to use that list.

Lesson Plan and Workshop Ideas

For the cards in this list:

  • Finalize description
  • Set objectives (goals)
  • Research and add links to support and developer docs
  • Identify marketing communications
  • Carry out an SEO review.
  • Review related material on Learn
  1. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrome by @lepittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series

Next Up – You Can Help!

  1. Site Backup
  2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site
  3. Introduction to Gutenberg
  4. How to Configure WordPress Installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
  5. Testing a Trac ticket or GitHub PR @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim

Drafts in Progress

  1. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren

Instructional Review

  1. Using a browser inspector@woodnet – revising screenshots

Copyediting in Progress

Annotation options@cousett merged with Zooming in, how to crop for enough focus and context, aspect ratios@courane01

Style Guide Review

  1. What to do when you forget your password@webtechpooja

Ready for Final Review

  1. When to use browser dev tools inspector to override some information (hiding your name) @cousett
  2. Sample content – Theme Unit Test Data, Gutenberg Blocks Data, Monster Widget @cousett

Audit

  1. What to do when you forget your password @webtechpooja

Workshops

  1. Coming Soon

Learn Functionality

  1. Continue Slides pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party proposal after Learn Working Group consideration
  2. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
  3. Use a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organization https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/153
  4. Coordinate about audit tool feature request with #docs, #marketing, and other relevant teams
  5. Consider partnering with Five for the Future contributors for Learn functionality.

Training Team

  1. Publish initial draft for Brand guidelines, seeking specific feedback. (awaiting further input with #Marketing)
  2. Audit Learn Functionalitly Trello board
  3. Deputy program
  4. Update Training Team and Learn Handbook
  5. Schedule Learn Stakeholder meeting
  6. Conduct a retrospective on the previous sprint.
  7. Complete the revision of the Handbook
  8. Begin the Deputy program for vetting content on Learn within Training
  9. Consolidate the roadmaps to learning WordPress with the languages as well.

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Team Links

  1. Getting involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  6. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  7. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  8. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #sprint, #training-team

July 2021 Training Team Sprint

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

[Sprints] are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Content on Learn Goals

Theme: How to contribute to the WordPress Project with screenshots and videos (guidelines for how content within screenshots and videos appear).

Think about these with as much consideration toward accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) as possible.

Ideally, these guidelines could be adopted by other teams as well, turned into a video series of workshops, and help onboard others into several parts of the project. Additionally, it lifts needing to maintain this from our team handbook into content on Learn.

Lesson Plans

Functionality of Learn Goals

Training Team Goals


You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #sprint, #training-team

June 2021 Training Team Sprint

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

[Sprints] are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Content on Learn Goals (Lesson Plans)

Theme: How to contribute to the WordPress Project with screenshots and videos (guidelines for how content within screenshots and videos appear).

Think about these with as much consideration toward accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) as possible.

Ideally, these guidelines could be adopted by other teams as well, turned into a video series of workshops, and help onboard others into several parts of the project. Additionally, it lifts needing to maintain this from our team handbook into content on Learn.

Sprint Functionality of Learn Goals

Sprint Team Functionality Goals

Stakeholders Meeting

We missed our goal for February on planning a meeting to kick off stakeholders meetings. These would be cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals. Ideas have included:

  • Learn Functionality
    • Automattic sponsored contributors to Learn
  • Content Planning
    • Release squad
    • Marketing
    • Docs

March 2021 Sprint Planning

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

[Sprints] are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Content on Learn Goals (Lesson Plans)

Theme: How to contribute to the WordPress Project with screenshots and videos (guidelines for how content within screenshots and videos appear).

Think about these with as much consideration toward accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) as possible.

Ideally, these guidelines could be adopted by other teams as well, turned into a video series of workshops, and help onboard others into several parts of the project. Additionally, it lifts needing to maintain this from our team handbook into content on Learn.

Sprint Functionality of Learn Goals

Sprint Team Functionality Goals

Stakeholders Meeting

We missed our goal for February on planning a meeting to kick off stakeholders meetings. These would be cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals. Ideas have included:

  • Learn Functionality
    • Learn Working Group/Community
  • Content Planning
    • Release squad
    • Marketing
    • Docs

Next action: learn from Marketing how release comms planning occurs and from Docs when they plan content for pending releases. Plan an initial review post 5.7 release date.

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