[openstack-dev] Stats on blueprint design info / creation times

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Aug 20 16:18:21 UTC 2013

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 12:53:25PM -0300, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Anne Gentle wrote:
> >       - Less than 1 in 4 blueprints is created before the devel
> >         period starts for a release.
> > 
> > I find this date mismatch especially intriguing, because the Foundation
> > and member company sponsors spend millions on Design Summits annually
> > and caters so much to getting people together in person. Yet the
> > blueprints aren't created in enough detail for discussion before the
> > Summit dates? Is that really what the data says? Is any one project
> > skewing this (as in, they haven't been at a Summit or they don't follow
> > integrated release dates?)
> That does not surprise me. A lot of people do not link a blueprint to
> their session proposal on the design summit session suggestion system --
> sometimes it's the discussion itself which allows to formulate the right
> blueprints, and those are filed in the weeks just after the summit. And
> I think that's fine.
> It would be more interesting to check how many blueprints are created
> more than two weeks after the design summit. Those would be the late
> blueprints (or the ones created as a tickbox), which escape the release
> planning process.

I'll look up the historic dates for each summit, and try to generate
some stats based on blueprint creation date vs  summit date + 2 weeks.

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