Copying an earlier page from the meta-book, here are a few major categories of initiatives. Each of the nodes below has a half dozen important subprojects which should already be identified and underway. Some are identified as theoretically useful; a few are in active development.
In most cases, these important subprojects are not recognized as 'projects' per se, but are handled by one or two people in a sporadic and sparsely-documented fashion. In other cases, they exist under less cleanly-distinguished projects, or are handled by an efficient group who nevertheless have no replacements when they are preoccupied for a few weeks.
The third level of detail is growing slowly. Leaf nodes below are linked to Special interest groups here on meta; groups of people focused on a particular goal or initiative.
Please contribute thoughts, ideas, or your name and experience to groups that interest you. If you are part of groups doing this kind of creative work on meta, consider adding them to the list below; or merging one of the unclaimed topics below into them.
Classification, Organization, Metadata Wikipedia page medatada Quality control, Contingency planning Wikipedia 1.0 Revision review Multilingualism Interwiki link completion Software additions?
Contests and challenges Writing contests (Wikipedia, Wikinews) Media contests (Commons, Wikipedia) Promotion and invitations Subject adoption (by departments, individuals) Content translation Machine-assisted translation Policy & vote translation Content translation Academic collaboration University lexicons Subject adoption (see "Promotion" above)
Project sorting and identification New project proposals Wikiproject creation Initiatives organization (about this page) Wikiprojects (on various wikis) Project interlinks Wiktionary fusion with other projects
Integrating existing databases WorldCat group LOGOS group Creating new databases Dictionary pronunciation
Publication, printing Poster design Distribution channels Online store Bookstore network
Tools and Interfaces
Design, usability Interface design Accessibility Search improvement Software Software integration Software feature requests Automated testing Hardware Hardware planning
Digital DVD production Web production WAP production Audio Spoken Wikipedia Print Wikireaders Wikipedia 1.0 Newsletters (Quartos and more) Wikinews in print
Related popular writing Readings to put you in the Wikipedia spirit Principles of related projects (throughout the centuries) Philosophy of community members Philosophical dilemmas Philosophical essays Founding principles Wikimedia Foundation mission statement Board manual
People & Groups
Community Outreach Partnerships
Research and WikiHistory Site metrics Wikimedia history group Project prioritization & dependencies Internships, academic collaboration
Translation, multilingualism Translator training group Translation coordination group Embassy support group Public Relations Logistics, bureaucracy & paperwork
Conferences: thrown by others Conferences: thrown by Wikimedia Annual conference (Wikimania) Local SIGs and meetups Local meetings Local initiatives Press conferences & media events Educational lectures, tutorials, training
Legal and copyright issues Long-term & disaster planning Human Resources (contractors, employment, benefits) Advisory board (selection, reporting)
Fundraising & Grants Fundraising efforts Grant organization (cf. representations of WM to various orgs) Budgeting & Accounting Budget estimates Accounting and reports
Server clusters & locations Offices & workspaces Stock (gifts, collateral, publications) Collateral production see also Design
Wikimedia projects have many facets; each should be well-polished
Big government; international bureaucracies UN outreach National outreach Foundation outreach NGO sector; non-profit advocacy groups Non-profit outreach Local networks Grassroots outreach City & town outreach Educational & library networks Library outreach K-12 outreach university outreach Free knowledge advocacy Free software outreach
Naming and identity Nomenclature group Writing and translation Writing style Translation style