Talk:Learning patterns/Project roles

Latest comment: 7 years ago by KHarold (WMF) in topic Number of people

Volunteer task managementEdit

Is it helpful to document volunteer tasks and timelines on wiki or in shared documents? Are there examples that can be added to this learning pattern. Below is a sample of what I am thinking of.

Project task Volunteer responsible Task dates Notes Estimated time commitment
Manage mailing lists Josephina ongoing through May 2015 This person will need to start the project mailing list in January and send out emails every 30 days until May 2015. 5 hours
Media outreach Vijay April 1 through May 15 2015 This person will be responsible for contacting the media before the event, and posting links to media mentions on project page after the event. 8-10 hours
Event facilitator (Volunteer needed) April 1 through April 30 2015 This person will help develop the event agenda and lead activities at the event on April 30th. 8 hours
Event note taker Jorge April 30th 2015 This person will need to attend the event and take notes for four hours on April 30th. 4 hours

KHarold (WMF) (talk) 00:47, 30 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

great idea and thanks. it would be also extremely valuable to provide a hint about how much is the "expected time" (just to give an idea - it can be 2 days of work or something like this). of course time changes according to the size of an event but it is the regular question asked. i.e. the time (4 hours) is already included in a description: maybe a specific column can make it even more clear.

Number of peopleEdit

It might be more complicated but in general to have two people for task/area is better for two reasons: we are often-always-rather always volunteers (it is a good idea to have a backup person) and because it is more fun to work with other people than by yourself. If tasks really need to be done having at least two people can assure more easily the implementation. In general Wikipedians work by themselves (you don't need to find a group of people passionate about a topic: you just need a very committed - and maybe a little obsessive-compulsive - one); but for organizational tasks it is a different situation. by creating team you can also put together skills (knowledge of Wikimedia projects and a person who doesn't know the wikimedia projects but enjoys communication and organizing things). --iopensa (talk) 08:21, 5 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

iopensaThis sounds like solid advice. You should add it to the main page of the learning pattern, perhaps under considerations?--KHarold (WMF) (talk) 12:30, 11 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project roles for photo eventsEdit

What project roles are neccessary for planning a Wiki Loves photo contest or other photography events?Edit

Consider listing time and skills required for each role.

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