Amazing progress in a short timeframe -- Are we trying to do too much?

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The WE community is really coming together rather well.

In the light of the scope we have to suggest a special resolution for this work we could consider:

  1. Recalibrating the time frame/ project plan proposed in the Charter
  2. Rather than attempting to work on all the policies and guidelines simultaneously, to allocate blocks of time for each policy and to phase the development.
  3. Prepare a brief report on activities to date
  4. Present the charter @ Council for their endorsement
  5. Table a council request for a special resolution and voting on these policies a little later in the year (rather than waiting for the next full Council meeting)

Great work -- lets keep the magic alive!


Mackiwg (talk)16:13, 25 August 2009

Dear Dr. Wayne,

I agree with your suggestion.

Warm regards
Anil Prasad 04:24, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Anil Prasad (talk)16:24, 25 August 2009

Hi Anil,

You had already suggested the way forward in your earlier post -- I just added the bullets ;-)


Mackiwg (talk)16:34, 25 August 2009

We need to think about a process for amending the charter. Do we want to approve the amended charter in the same way we approved the original? I'm thinking we probably should do so. We want to create a clear trail of how the work proceeded.

So, how about we copy the existing charter to a subpage (with a link on the active charter page), reset the project plan/outputs (I like the staged approach that Wayne suggests) and any other sections that need revision and then reapprove.

ASnieckus (talk)01:09, 26 August 2009

Good suggestion. We may copy the first version of the charter to a subpage, and rework the mainpage for second version.

Anil Prasad 16:23, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Anil Prasad (talk)04:23, 1 September 2009

The experience with WE Administrators gave WE Workgroups an opportunity to consider the steps for amending a charter and include some guidance on this process in the Policy for Community Workgroups. I'm hopeful this can help us, in WE Administrators, work through the process quickly.

Also note that we've changed the charter boilerplate since WE Administrators first drafted their charter. See Help:Workgroup charter. I think the biggest change is we dropped a few sections. Shall I work through version 2 to revising as needed to fit the new boilerplate? It's definitely not worth starting from scratch.

ASnieckus (talk)09:01, 1 September 2009

I agree.

The group may rework the plan/charter and continue its work taking sufficient time. However WCC will be free to review the progress achived so far and offer commetns or pass resolutions in its next meeting.

Anil Prasad (talk)19:47, 6 September 2009