[openstack-dev] [Fuel] Blueprints process
mscherbakov at mirantis.com
Wed Aug 6 08:26:36 UTC 2014
As we are before next milestone, let's get back to this excellent (in my
opinion) proposal from Dmitry. Current situation is the following: there
are 121 blueprints targeted for 6.0. Most of them miss a header with
QA/reviewers/developers information, basically those are incomplete
blueprints initially. Many of them have such a cryptic description, that it
is impossible to understand the main idea.
My suggestion for immediate actions, strictly following original email from
Dmitry, is the following:
1. Move all 6.0 blueprints to "next" milestone and clear up assignee (so
others know that it's not taken by anyone)
2. Start adding blueprints to 6.0 only if they satisfy criteria of
clarity and filled information:
> Each blueprint in a milestone should contain information about feature
lead, design reviewers, developers, qa, acceptance criteria.
Once we know who is going to work on the blueprint, who commit for it, then
the blueprint can be added. We know that behind every engineer is the
company, so feature lead should negotiate first with the management of the
company to get allocated for the particular feature. Same applies to a team
of developers working on a feature.
Fuelers, any objections?
On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 8:26 PM, Dmitry Pyzhov <dpyzhov at mirantis.com> wrote:
> Do not cheat. If we need to add functionality after feature freeze, then
> let add functionality after feature freeze. No reason for additional
> obfuscation. It will make our workflow for blueprints harder, but it will
> help us. We will see what we are really going to do and plan our work
> Also we can create a beta iso with all features in 'beta available'
> status. It will help to make sure that small improvements are not break
> anything and can be merged without any fear.
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Vladimir Kuklin <vkuklin at mirantis.com>
>> I have some objections. We are trying to follow a strict development
>> workflow with feature freeze stage. In this case we will have to miss small
>> enhancements that can emerge after FF date and can bring essential benefits
>> along with small risks of breaking anything (e.g. changing some config
>> options for galera or other stuff). We maintained such small changes as
>> bugs because of this FF rule. As our project is growing, these last minute
>> calls for small changes are going to be more and more probable. My
>> suggestion is that we somehow modify our workflow allowing these small
>> features to get through FF stage or we are risking to have an endless queue
>> of enhancements that users will never see in the release.
>> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 8:07 PM, Matthew Mosesohn <mmosesohn at mirantis.com
>> > wrote:
>>> Keeping features separate as blueprints (even tiny ones with no spec)
>>> really will let us focus on the volume of real bugs.
>>> On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM, Dmitry Pyzhov <dpyzhov at mirantis.com>
>>> > Guys,
>>> > We have a beautiful contribution guide:
>>> > https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Fuel/How_to_contribute
>>> > However, I would like to address several issues in our blueprints/bugs
>>> > processes. Let's discuss and vote on my proposals.
>>> > 1) First of all, the bug counter is an excellent metric for quality. So
>>> > let's use it only for bugs and track all feature requirement as
>>> > Here is what it means:
>>> > 1a) If a bug report does not describe a user’s pain, a blueprint
>>> should be
>>> > created and bug should be closed as invalid
>>> > 1b) If a bug report does relate to a user’s pain, a blueprint should be
>>> > created and linked to the bug
>>> > 1c) We have an excellent reporting tool, but it needs more metrics:
>>> count of
>>> > critical/high bugs, count of bugs assigned to each team. It will
>>> > support of team members lists, but it seems that we really need it.
>>> > 2) We have a huge amount of blueprints and it is hard to work with this
>>> > list. A good blueprint needs a fixed scope, spec review and acceptance
>>> > criteria. It is obvious for me that we can not work on blueprints that
>>> > not meet these requirements. Therefore:
>>> > 2a) Let's copy the nova future series and create a fake milestone
>>> 'next' as
>>> > nova does. All unclear blueprints should be moved there. We will pick
>>> > blueprints from there, add spec and other info and target them to a
>>> > milestone when we are really ready to work on a particular blueprint.
>>> > release page will look much more close to reality and much more
>>> readable in
>>> > this case.
>>> > 2b) Each blueprint in a milestone should contain information about
>>> > lead, design reviewers, developers, qa, acceptance criteria. Spec is
>>> > optional for trivial blueprints. If a spec is created, the designated
>>> > reviewer(s) should put (+1) right into the blueprint description.
>>> > 2c) Every blueprint spec should be updated before feature freeze with
>>> > latest actual information. Actually, I'm not sure if we care about spec
>>> > after feature development, but it seems to be logical to have correct
>>> > information in specs.
>>> > 2d) We should avoid creating interconnected blueprints wherever
>>> possible. Of
>>> > course we can have several blueprints for one big feature if it can be
>>> > into several shippable blocks for several releases or for several
>>> teams. In
>>> > most cases, small parts should be tracked as work items of a single
>>> > blueprint.
>>> > 3) Every review request without a bug or blueprint link should be
>>> > carefully.
>>> > 3a) It should contain a complete description of what is being done and
>>> > 3b) It should not require backports to stable branches (backports are
>>> > bugfixes only)
>>> > 3c) It should not require changes to documentation or be mentioned in
>>> > release notes
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>> Yours Faithfully,
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