Phase 2: Designing solutions and voting - COMPLETE
The second phase of the project focus on addressing the issues raised in Phase 1, by brainstorming and designing solutions openly on Meta based on ideas and suggestions gathered in Phase 1.
A proposal has been drafted on IdeaLab, with a three pronged solution:
- Simplify the requirement of Global Metrics, i.e. the structure, the measures used, and the way it is included in grant proposals and reports. The goal of simplifying the information requested by WMF is that it will hopefully provide more space for the other metrics and data that grantees find useful. As Global Metrics will never be comprehensive, it will aways need to complement other measures and data.
- Update, simplify and integrate the extensive existing documentation and resources (e.g. the learning patterns), as well a create a new resource: The Metrics Library. This library will aggregate the many quantitative metrics and qualitative measures for capturing outputs & outcomes, that have already been used by current or past grantees, as well as link to the relevant grant or tool (if it exists). This new resource aims to answer the commonly reported issue of "What could I be capturing for my project? How could I do it? Who has done it before?", by aggregating the collective knowledge in grants and moving toward a community of practice.
- Update Wikimetrics to become the primary tool for collecting Global Metrics, e.g. resolve long-standing user-interface issues, update the metrics included and their definition, etc.
While it is these three solutions together that can address the three problems stated, the second and third parts depend on the first, and need a longer timeframe to implement. As such, right now we are collecting feedback on the first part of the solution: simplifying and updating the requirement of Global Metrics.
Go to the IdeaLab page on redesigning Global Metrics to learn more and give feedback either publicly or privately.