[openstack-dev] [tc][ptl][goals][storyboard] tracking the rocky goals with storyboard

Paul Belanger pabelanger at redhat.com
Fri Jan 12 21:24:45 UTC 2018

On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 01:11:40PM -0800, Emilien Macchi wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:37 PM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> > Since we are discussing goals for the Rocky cycle, I would like to
> > propose a change to the way we track progress on the goals.
> >
> > We've started to see lots and lots of changes to the goal documents,
> > more than anticipated when we designed the system originally. That
> > leads to code review churn within the governance repo, and it means
> > the goal champions have to wait for the TC to review changes before
> > they have complete tracking information published somewhere. We've
> > talked about moving the tracking out of git and using an etherpad
> > or a wiki page, but I propose that we use storyboard.
> >
> > Specifically, I think we should create 1 story for each goal, and
> > one task for each project within the goal. We can then use a board
> > to track progress, with lanes like "New", "Acknowledged", "In
> > Progress", "Completed", and "Not Applicable". It would be the
> > responsibility of the goal champion to create the board, story, and
> > tasks and provide links to the board and story in the goal document
> > (so we only need 1 edit after the goal is approved). From that point
> > on, teams and goal champions could collaborate on keeping the board
> > up to date.
> >
> > Not all projects are registered in storyboard, yet. Since that
> > migration is itself a goal under discussion, I think for now we can
> > just associate all tasks with the governance repository.
> >
> > It doesn't look like changes to a board trigger any sort of
> > notifications for the tasks or stories involved, but that's probably
> > OK. If we really want notifications we can look at adding them as
> > a feature of Storyboard at the board level.
> >
> > How does this sound as an approach? Does anyone have any reservations
> > about using storyboard this way?
> Sounds like a good idea, and will help to "Eat Our Own Dog Food" (if
> we want Storyboard adopted at some point).
Agree, I've seen some downstream teams also do this with trello. If people
would like to try with Storyboard, I don't have any objections.


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