Grants:IdeaLab/Adopt Scrum / Agile methodology as a pilot for more coordinated editing processes
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
From discoordination or lack of transparency, also in terms of improving participation under clear steps and specially for the generation of new articles where the complexity of the issue requires special efforts to have a quality minimum viable version.
What is your solution?
To test the adaptation of the Scrum framework for having specific roles (Article Owner, Scrum Master and edits team) elaborating the progressive design, structure and content of a set of articles, focusing on modular parts of the text, prioritisation of sections, testing of them and continuous improvement. The project at a pilot level should validate the potential adoption of Scrum (adapted to the wiki and Wikipedian contexts, as well as the general community rules) for improving speed and quality in the collective creation of different type of articles. Continuous observation and data collection should follow the approach, as well as qualitative methods to make sure via interviews, focus groups etc that the pilot process runs smoothly.
About the idea creator
I'm a researcher and also experienced wiki user and wikipedian, now working on a research project from dimmons.net about design thinking and Agile for action-research and collaborative writing processes.
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