Strategy Space at Wikimania 2017 in Montreal.
The purpose of the Wikimedia 2030 Strategy Process is to address complex challenges and seize the opportunities for the Wikimedia movement, now and in the future. It is a process initiated by the Wikimedia Foundation, seeking broad affiliate and community involvement on a global scale.
Working Groups meeting at the Movement Strategy Space in Wikimania 2018, Cape Town.
The first part of Wikimedia 2030 set out with the question: What do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years? In a participatory process, we defined the Strategic Direction: By 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us. This direction must make us rethink who we are and who we want to become as a global movement. It should lead us to a thorough inquiry into our current state of the movement, which is diverse, often organically grown, and consists of a global body of individual volunteers, contributor, developer and/or organizer communities, expanding and emerging regional and thematic collaboratives as well as diverse range of movement organizations from smallest user groups to biggest chapters and the Wikimedia Foundation.
Clustering the Strategy recommendations in Berlin (December 2019).
The second stage of Movement Strategy was about determining how the movement needs to update its programs and structures so we can ultimately meet the goals laid out in the Strategic Direction. Working Groups defined the changes needed on the structural level in an exploratory, adaptive and participatory process, led by the Core Team (Timeline). The outcome of this phase was a set of recommendations and Principles to guide the future change in the Movement.
Currently, we're in the Transition phase. In order to make the transition from the publication of the recommendations to their implementation in a collaborative, open, and transparent way, we need a plan. For this purpose, a Design Group has been formed through a call for participation. The Design Group will be creating the plan for Transition in an open process in consultation with the community.
2030 is still further ahead!
The next stage will focus on the implementation of recommended changes. There will be room for experimentation and prototyping, and each step will be monitored and evaluated carefully. This approach will enable the movement to revise and iterate the steps as well as the recommendations themselves, if needed. The steps will no longer be sequential, but can run in parallel. For some topics, it might take a shorter time, while others are more complex or depend on the outcomes of other recommendations.