2020 has seen a lot of changes for everyone - understatement of the year right? One of these changes though has been how the Community Platform Engineering Team has decided to try adjust how they work. We are on an agile workflow journey and we began this year with quarterly planning, for the first time ever! We kicked off the start of the year working on some prioritised initiatives that we discussed as a review team during our first quarterly planning session. The review team included Brian ‘Bex’ Exelbierd, Paul Frields, Jim Perrin,Leigh Griffin, Pierre-Yves Chibon, Brian Stinson and Clément Verna.
The initiatives chosen to be worked on during Quarter One were:
It was agreed that the CPE team would work on these from January - March 2020 as well as resourcing our sustaining team to support “lights on” work and Fedora & CentOS releases.
And let us be the first to tell you, while it did not seem like it would be a monumental change from the outside from switching to scheduling our work in advance rather than responding to ‘fire fire fire!’, it has been tricky to adjust to but we are getting there!
We had a Q1 celebration call hosted by our Agile Practitioner Sarah Finn to highlight the successes we achieved in that timeframe, and we were all a little surprised and a lot pleased with what we accomplished as a team 🙂
So, what did we achieve in this time?
CPE Sustaining team
Team members: Clément Verna, Kevin Fenzi, Stephen Smoogen, Mohan Boddu
Michal Konecny, Vipul Siddharth, Tomas Hrcka, Petr Bokoc along with support from wider CPE Team/RH/Community as required.
FAS Replacement Login Phase 1
Team members: Aoife Moloney, Aurelien Bompard, Rick Elrod (Jan- Feb), Ryan Lerch, Stephen Coady, James Richardson, Leonardo Rossetti along with support from wider CPE Team/RH/Community as required.
Fedora Data Centre Move
Team members: Aoife Moloney, Stephen Smoogen, Kevin Fenzi along with support from wider CPE Team/RH/Community as required.
CentOS Stream Phase 1
Team members: Aoife Moloney, Brian Stinson, Fabian Arrotin, Johnny Hughes, James Antill, Carl George, Siteshwar Vashisht along with support from wider CPE Team/RH/Community as required.
Team members: Aoife Moloney, Pierre-Yves Chibon, Nils Philippsen, Adam Saleh along with support from wider CPE Team/RH/Community as required.
We have now had our second quarterly planning session for Q2, April - June, and if you want to check out what we are working on, stop by our taiga board to see our ‘in progress’ lane and read our blog post here. If you any questions regarding anything above or want to give us feedback, please reach out on our #redhat-cpe channel on IRC Freenode or mailing lists.
And it is part for the course that when changes happen things get missed or overlooked, so this blog post is going out a little later than we would like, but we will try to have your next window wins published by the latest mid July. We just won’t say what year 🙂
Thank you everyone for your contributions to the above initiatives in our Q1, we had some great community engagement across our projects and we hope to have the same for the remainder of the year, because some things should never change 🙂
Take care everyone and see you around IRC!