Website 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.

(There are also website issues listed).

Task 0039
Headline: Competition: "100": go fully online.
Category: Facilities
State: Not started
Priority: Unassigned

The 100 Word Mini-tales competition has been running since April 2015. So far, the website has been used only for reference and for monitoring of the competition's status. The actual mechanics have been done using email.

We plan to move over to a fully online system, where competitors enter their stories directly on the website, rather than using email attachments.

Planned Features
  • Competitor accounts: You'll be able to create an account and sign in. This will help you to keep track of your stories and their status. It will also help us to keep in touch with you, if you win!
  • Online entry form: No more e-mail attachments. You'll be able to enter or paste your stories directly into the system, which will automatically put your entry into the current round, or the next one if payment is delayed or the 100 entry limit is reached in the mean time.
  • Live status updates: Every time a new entry is accepted, the system will automatically update the status page, so you'll get up-to-the-minute information about how the competition is progressing.
Resolution & notes:

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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