[openstack-dev] [tc][all][ptl] Most Supported Queens Goals and Improving Goal Completion

Harry Rybacki hrybacki at redhat.com
Fri Jun 23 13:16:11 UTC 2017

On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 6:14 AM, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:
> On 06/23/2017 05:44 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
>> Lance Bragstad wrote:
>>> Is the role of a goal "champion" limited to a single person? Can it be
>>> distributed across multiple people pending actions are well communicated?
>> I'm a bit torn on that. On one hand work can definitely (and probably
>> should) be covered by multiple people. But I like the idea that it's
>> someone's responsibility to ensure that progress is made (even if that
>> person ends up delegating all the work). The trick is, it's easy for
>> everyone to assume that the work is covered since someone has signed up
>> for it.
>> It's like the PTL situation -- work is done by the group and it's great
>> to have a clear go-to person to keep track of things, until the PTL has
>> to do everything because they end up as the default assignee for everything.
> I agree, there should be a single name here. They can delegate and
> collect up a group, but at the end of the day one person should be
> responsible for it.
Aye, this sounds much like a committee chair. Ideally, even if in name
only, it provides a single point of communication for folks regardless
of whether they are directly working on the goal or not.

Two points: It may require some additional monitoring from the
respective PTL and, we should have have a plan in place for shifting
responsibilities if a given champion can no longer take on the role
(illness, injury, work changes, etc...).

- Harry

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