Training Team Goals for 2022

Vision

In 2022, the Training Team will empower users to achieve their goals with WordPress through actionable and practical learning experiences that bring the community together.

Values

The Training team values clear, open-source, quality content that fosters diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among its contributors.

For WordPress users who want to grow, Learn.WordPress.org is a platform that offers high-quality learning opportunities. Learn WordPress is the official source of information and learning about both the software and its community, and is free to use. It is produced for the community by the community.

Stakeholders

Whose input shapes what we do? Who are we doing this for? (users, providers, influencers, governance)

Also visit the post: Who can Learn WordPress help

  • Users
  • WordPress Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. Software Project
    • Project executive leadership
    • Make teams
    • Contributors
    • 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. & WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizers
  • Extenders with livelihoods related to WordPress
  • Informal community gatherings (social media groups, owned forums/events/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/./socials)

Representation of Stakeholders

We aspire to have representation from diverse organizations and individuals within and beyond the WordPress ecosystem, including:

  • Scale/sizes of organizations
  • Locales
  • Freelancer marketplace
  • Enterprise/agency
  • Product and service providers (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/theme devs, SaaS, Integrations)
  • WP Communicators (bloggers, podcasters, hosts)
  • Hiring organizations (contract or employer)
  • External trainers/instructors 
  • 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), Internationalization, and Diversity
  • Open Source Software

Methods and Priorities for team goals

  • Needs Analysis
    • Define learning experiences
    • Onboard subject matter experts
    • Site functionality
  • Team organization
    • Contributor onboarding, tracking, outreach
    • Cross-team collaboration
  • Official WordPress certification

Obstacles

What could potentially make these goals difficult to achieve and what specific actions can be done to overcome any obstacles?  Dependencies, risks, etc.

  • Awareness about LearnWP and value proposition
  • Quality/accuracy control of materials
  • Keeping pace with WP releases
  • Limitations of the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Site functionality and design
  • Gathering issues and ideas at the right phase of planning and implementation
  • Time
    • Availability for existing and new: content creators, site developers, volunteer/self-sponsored contributors, sponsored contributors
    • Familiarity with tools and procedures
    • Ongoing impact of COVID
  • Distinguishing the audience (learner, facilitator/teacher)
  • Competing stakeholder priorities
  • Team agreement on types of learning experiences, alignment of content types to the vision
  • The scope of Who can Learn WordPress help is a vast audience.

Evaluation

How will we know we have achieved success or successfully completed our tasks from the chosen methods. 

  • Feedback forms for those who have used a lesson plan, completed a workshop, completed a course
  • Anticipated content creation:
    • 6 courses per year
    • 4 social learning spaces per week
    • 1 workshop per week
  • Data collection methods needed in conjunction with determining goals for each:
    • Results from 2022 Annual WP Survey 
    • Support team indication of common questions in forums. Informal cross-team collaboration inquiring about common trends and ways Learn WordPress can be a resource for Support. 
    • Increased visitors to LearnWP
    • Download stats
    • Mentions of LearnWP in media
    • Average course completions
    • Google Analytics
    • VideoPress metrics
    • Popularity metrics
    • Social learning spaces attendees – new and repeat
    • Number of WP contributors
    • Quantity of training team contributors and content created

Milestones

March 1, 2022

  • Use GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Projects in LearnWP repository for managing team activity
  • Implement a Faculty program (like Community Deputies, name to be determined)
  • Brainstorm and discovery for the creation of a Needs Analysis
  • Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
  • Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP

June 1, 2022

  • Conduct Needs Analysis
  • Create content useful for WordCamp Europe
  • Release roadmap of new content (that isn’t tied to WP releases/features)
  • Assess content that has the largest impact
  • Overhaul the “Submit an Idea” form. Build in conditional logic for workshop, lesson plan, and course.
  • Ongoing promotions collaborations with other Make teams such as Marketing, Polyglots, Docs, Accessibility, Community

September 1, 2022

  • Curriculum Advisory Board (working title) planning and outreach  
  • Site functionality roadmap
  • Redesign of site based upon 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 and Needs Analysis
  • SEO for site structure
  • Content filters based upon interest or profession
  • Defined learning pathways
  • Merge lesson plans and workshops
  • Content for onboarding contributors (Make teams, Meetup organizers, WordCamp volunteers)
  • Ongoing promotions collaborations with the Marketing Team
  • Create content for WordCamp US

December 1, 2022

  • Plan the discovery phase for official WordPress.orgWordPress.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/ certification
    • Comparing other Open Source Software methods
    • Compare other Open Source Software training models
    • Compare any proprietary certifications and training prep
    • Collect the issues, what works, what didn’t work well
  • Define Cohorts – strategy and handbooks
  • Define courses toward certification with pathways and outcomes
  • LearnWP Admin Dashboard to track stats and contribution 
  • Option of portfolio-worthy projects for users to run alongside courses
  • Ongoing promotions collaborations with the Marketing Team

Props

Attendees: Thanks to @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @hlashbrooke @west7 @arasae @rkohilakis @chrisbadgett @docpop @peteringersoll @kemmy99 @meher @webcommsat who participated in 3 team goal setting meetings.

Proofreading: Thanks also to @webtechpooja @webcommsat for proofreading this summary of the goals for 2022.

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Team Goal Setting 2022

It’s that time of year – looking back at our progress over the past year and looking ahead to next year. It’s been a few years since the Training Team set goals for the year ahead.

We are planning to have a meeting around team goals on December 6 (or 7th in APAC) at 7PM UTC. Time is hard. Here’s a quick way to check in your locale: Time.is.

Part 2 continued next week.

I can’t wait to see where we are headed. Those previous goals were before Learn launched, and before we had Workshops and Courses.

Reach out to @hlashbrooke in the training channel for an invite to the goal meeting.

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Goals for 2017

In 2016 we had a pretty clear goal set out for us. We haven’t had any discussions about goals for 2017, though, so now is the time!

Does anyone have something they would like to see from or for the team this year? Put your thoughts in the comments below and we’ll prioritize everything in the coming weeks!

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