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Published Oct 20 2015

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  • The Wikimedia Foundation’s report for last quarter gives an overview of how we fared on 133 goals by 36 different teams, alongside some key overall metrics.


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From page 4 of the report: Q1 successes and misses, by team
Image by Wikimedia Foundation, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Wikimedia Foundation’s quarterly report for the first quarter of the 2015/16 fiscal year (July-September) has been published as a PDF on Wikimedia Commons and is now also available as a wiki page.

Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, FY 2015-16 Q1 (July-September).pdf

The report is a comprehensive summary of how we did on the objectives defined earlier in our quarterly goal setting process. We are continuing to optimize the report’s format and the organization’s quarterly review process based on the feedback that we have received.

This issue includes some new pieces of information and a few format changes. Teams have been starting to highlight one key performance indicator (KPI) each - with ongoing efforts to identify the best possible metrics - and to estimate how much time fell into each of the three categories from the 2015 Call to Action (strengthen, focus and experiment). We have reorganized the content to present all the information that is related to a particular objective in one place (description of the goal, measures of success, how we did on achieving the objective, and what we learned from working on it), and changed these slides to a cleaner, more effective layout.

As before, we are including an overview slide summarizing successes and misses across all teams. In a mature 90-day goal setting process, the “sweet spot” is for about 75% of goals to be a success. Organizations that are meeting 100% of their goals are not typically setting aggressive goals.

The report's format is still evolving (as is the quarterly goals review process), and we welcome feedback here in the comments or on Meta-wiki.

Terence Gilbey, Chief Operating Officer, Wikimedia Foundation

Tilman Bayer, Senior Analyst, Wikimedia Foundation


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