Plans: Schedule: Tasks

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Here's a list of tasks associated with the NAWG website improvement project.

For planned releases, project-related events and other milestones, please see the roadmap article.

Details of the structure of a task can be found by scrolling down.

The website plans navigation menu follows the task list.

Displaying 30 of 39 Tasks
Task State Priority Category Headline
0002 Not started Unassigned Content Decide on home page content.
0027 Not started Unassigned Content Writers' resources: list of first lines.
0017 Not started Unassigned Presentation Use appropriate "branding" imagery throughout the site.
0038 Not started Unassigned Presentation Mobile devices: site appearance & usability.
0012 Not started Unassigned Participation Comments: policy & strategy.
0032 Not started Unassigned Participation Contact form: reduce spam.
0033 Not started Unassigned Participation Email: reduce spam.
0034 Not started Unassigned Participation Chat rooms: research.
0035 Not started Unassigned Participation Forums: research.
0022 Not started Unassigned Facilities Competition: haiku.
0029 Not started Unassigned Facilities Gift Aid: online donations.
0036 Not started Unassigned Facilities Link magazine: online viewing.
0039 Not started Unassigned Facilities Competition: "100": go fully online.
0006 Not started Unassigned Features Price calculator.
0007 Not started Unassigned Features Design new media handling.
0011 Not started Unassigned Features Review security requirements.
0020 Not started Unassigned Features Review software layers for complexity and performance.
0028 Not started Unassigned Features Online entry forms.
0030 Not started Unassigned Features Email: automatic initial replies.
0037 Not started Unassigned Features PayPal: interface: requirements & design.
0013 Not started Unassigned Management Testing strategy.
0014 Not started Unassigned Management Backups strategy.
0025 Not started Unassigned Management Online meetings: choose technologies.
0001 In progress Could Content Break up long articles into smaller ones.
0026 In progress Could Content People: staff biographies.
0031 In progress Could Content Email: tips & etiquette.
0003 Suspended Could Facilities Redesign the writing groups directory.
0004 Suspended Could Facilities Email: accounts and addresses.
0005 Suspended Could Features Restricted areas: review user account and privacy requirements.
0009 Suspended Could Features Improve text filters.

Task Structure

Website Plans
  • Overview – The starting point for documentation about our plans for the website.

    • Introduction
    • Terminology
    • Document structure
  • Strategy – Details of our strategy for developing the website.

    • Evolution over revolution
    • IT and joined-up data
  • Your input We want your help. This is your website; we value your ideas and feedback.

    • What are we looking for?
    • How to send us your ideas.
  • Schedule – When things are going to happen. Time scales, as far as we are able to estimate them.

  • Participation – A website where you get to take part, rather than passively absorb information, will be more fun and productive. We have plans to make this happen.

    • Communication
    • Members-only areas
    • Interaction
    • Contribution
  • Facilities – Plans for the website in terms of functionality, useful tools and other applications.

    • Social media integration
    • Directory of writing groups
    • On-line competitions
    • Link magazine
  • Features – Plans for the behavioural and technical aspects of the site.

    • Privacy & security
    • People database
    • Articles & editing

      • Temporal content
      • Markdown for content
      • Automatic TOC generation
    • PayPal integration
  • Content – Plans for what articles, pages and other information to have on the site. Examples: news, information, events, competitions, products and services.

    • Material

      • Revamp "who is NAWG?" area
    • Organisation
  • Presentation – Plans for improvements and additions to the way the site appears, e.g. its layout, styling and navigation.

    • Layout
    • Style
    • Navigation
  • Management – Plans to improve the operational aspects of the site, i.e. the way it's run and maintained, and the way we respond to communications.

    • Operations & procedures
    • Who does what?

Some of the above titles are hyperlinks.

Click for more detailed documentation.

More will become links as things evolve.

Each task has a state and a priority. The state represents it's position in the following life cycle:

  • Not started.
  • In progress.
  • Suspended.
  • Completed.
  • Rejected.

The priorities are based on the MoSCoW method, and are explained below:

  1. The task must be completed for, and is critical to, the next release.
  2. The task should be completed for the next release, if time/resource allows.
  3. The task could be completed for the next release, if time/resource allows and all should tasks have first been completed.
  4. The task's priority is unassigned. This might be because it is pending review, or perhaps because it has already been completed.
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Author: Kevin Machin Date: April 30, 2014 2:28 pm
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