[Roadmap] Roadmap is live!

Matt Hamilton matth at netsight.co.uk
Mon May 7 11:23:51 UTC 2012


Thanks!

-Matt

On 7 May 2012, at 12:15, Mark Corum wrote:

> I've made your changes to the article.
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> Mark
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> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 5:38 AM, Matt Hamilton <matth at netsight.co.uk> wrote:
>> Mark,
>>   Just a thought… we could cover my previous point (i.e. the fact we've
>> previously had a roadmap) via a quote from me if you want? Ie. keep the
>> current title and just add this quote in somewhere (feel free to edit):
>> 
>> "The Plone project has always had a published roadmap, and this has been one
>> of the key strengths of Plone as an Open Source project.  Anyone can see
>> where the project is going in the future. The problem we identified was this
>> roadmap was managed by the Framework Team and directly tied to the Plone
>> Improvement Process (PLIP). It did not allow us to document longer term,
>> more strategic, objectives. This new roadmap has been compiled by the newly
>> formed Roadmap Team in consultation with and input from a much wider
>> audience"
>> 
>> -Matt
>> 
>> On 7 May 2012, at 10:27, Matt Hamilton wrote:
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>> On 7 May 2012, at 09:01, Mark Corum wrote:
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>> The announcement has been up since about an hour after the posting.
>> 
>> 
>> I'm just wondering about the title of the news item:
>> 
>> "First Official Roadmap to Plone's current and future development published"
>> 
>> Sounds like we have never had a roadmap in Plone's past and sounds a bit
>> johnny-come-lately to me. AFAIK we have previously had a roadmap for a long
>> time:
>> 
>> https://dev.plone.org/roadmap
>> 
>> In fact, Real Story Group even point to it as a feature of Plone in their
>> CMS report:
>> 
>> """One of the benefits of a well-managed, open-source project is that the
>> roadmap is posted (and discussed) online, so if major changes are in the
>> works, you will have advanced warning. The roadmap is publicly available at:
>> 
>> http://plone.org/products/plone/roadmap
>> 
>> We advise you to watch the roadmap page (and the Real Story Group blog)
>> regularly, as Plone’s roadmap (and the progress along the way) can be a
>> moving target; it seldom looks the same from one month to the next."""
>> 
>> OK, we can argue that that roadmap is not strategic, or in many cases in the
>> past even accurate ;) (although looks better currently).
>> 
>> Just wondering if we should have a slightly more positive title seeing as
>> this is going to be seen by many analysts and competitors and I don't want
>> them to say 'Oh Plone finally has a roadmap, we've had one for ages' or
>> similar.
>> 
>> Something along the lines of "Plone publishes updated roadmap to current and
>> future development"  or similar and perhaps a paragraph towards the start
>> saying something along the lines of we have previously had a roadmap, but
>> that it vas very development focussed and the roadmap team was formed to
>> provide a more long term strategic view to the roadmap.
>> 
>> Thoughts?
>> 
>> -Matt
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> NETSIGHT
> 
> Matt Hamilton
> Technical Director
> Email
> matth at netsight.co.uk
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> Telephone
> +44 (0) 117 909 0901
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> Web
> www.netsight.co.uk
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> Address
> 40 Berkeley Square, Clifton 
> Bristol BS8 1HU












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