[User-committee] [Openstack-sigs] [product][meta] Disbanding the Product Working Group

Kunzmann, Gerald kunzmann at docomolab-euro.com
Wed Feb 28 18:35:58 UTC 2018

Thanks to the whole PWG team. It was a pleasure working with you.

Von: Yih Leong, Sun. [mailto:yihleong at gmail.com]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 28. Februar 2018 00:11
An: openstack-sigs at lists.openstack.org
Cc: user-committee <user-committee at lists.openstack.org>
Betreff: Re: [User-committee] [Openstack-sigs] [product][meta] Disbanding the 
Product Working Group

Thank you folks!

It has been a great time working with all the people who have been involved in 
the process...

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 1:43 PM, Melvin Hillsman <mrhillsman at gmail.com 
<mailto:mrhillsman at gmail.com> > wrote:

Thank you Shamail, Arkady, Gerald, Rocky, Leong, and if anyone still keeps in 
touch with Carol give her our gratitude for the work you all and others have 

On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 4:15 PM, Shamail Tahir <itzshamail at gmail.com 
<mailto:itzshamail at gmail.com> > wrote:

Hi User Committee and Meta-SIG,

PWG presented a proposal to disband the working group at the OpenStack 
Foundation Board meeting yesterday and the board agreed with our assessment 
and recommendation. This message is to formally request for the WG to be 
wrapped up (since it is under UC governance) and also to share relevant 
information with the Meta-SIG team...

We believe that relatively recent changes in the OpenStack community (within 
the last year) allow for objectives such as cross project 
coordination/collaboration, WG/Project team collaboration, and building 
multi-release directional guidance in a distributed manner across our 
community. This means that most of the goals of the product working group 
charter now have better avenues for delivery than within the group itself.

The three major goals for the Product Working Group were:

*	Creating a community-generated multi-release roadmap
*	Collect feedback and aggregate requirements from our user-base and the 
various 'markets' where OpenStack clouds have been adopted
*	Plan, prioritize, coordinate, and track implementation of development 

Each of these goals is being pursued through various structures and 
initiatives within the OpenStack community at this point:

*	The PWG roadmap sub-team was spun off from the Product Working Group and is 
being led by Anne Bertucio from the OpenStack Foundation (this team is looking 
for more volunteers, so please let Anne know if you are interested!)
*	The forum event allows for both individual teams and SIGs to discuss 
requirements directly with stakeholders and users
*	The advent of SIGs allows for greater collaboration between developers, 
operators, users, and other stakeholders within the same group.
*	Cross-project efforts that require collaboration between teams to deliver a 
capability can be facilitated through the SIG construct and things that we 
would like to see adopted across all projects can be addressed via release 

The development proposal workflow we created within the PWG, we believe, could 
provide SIGs with a useful framework on how ideas can be taken from concept to 
implementation in a repeatable manner. If the Meta-SIG is interested in 
learning more about the workflow, the core members from the PWG would be glad 
to join a meeting to discuss the workflow and help transition it to the 
Meta-SIG. Please let us know!

The core members of the Product Working Group would like to thank everyone who 
contributed in this working group (including OpenStack Foundation staff) and 
helped pave the way for a successful exit! It has been an amazing journey over 
the last 3 years and we want to thank the OpenStack community for working with 
us along the way and making this a rewarding experience.

Link to PWG Board presentation: 


Product Working Group Core Team

(Arkady Kanevsky, Gerald Kunzmann, Rochelle Grober, Shamail Tahir, & Yih Sun 

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