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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Shepherds for podling reports
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 07:34:10 GMT
I think it was me that was unclear. I was backtracking in the idea of
linking cross-community work to shepherds. I wasn't backtracking on the
idea of shepherds. Or, what you said ;-)

Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On May 3, 2012 2:35 AM, "Greg Stein" <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com>
> wrote:
> > Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> > On May 2, 2012 5:57 PM, "Greg Stein" <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> >...
> >> Stated interests, and cross-community awareness are at odds with each
> > other.
> >>
> >> The Board randomly assigns shepherds to the reports, *specifically* to
> >> ensure Directors get a wider view of the org, and to avoid falling into
> >> some kind of blinders/rut with reviewing the same project repeatedly.
> >>
> >
> > Hmmm... I see your point.
> >
> > Maybe this is the wrong place to do this. I do think there is value in
> the
> > long term plan as expressed during the incubator reboot discussions. But
> > you make a strong argument as to why the shepherds process is the wrong
> > place to hang this particular goal.
>
> Hrm. Maybe I wasn't clear: I completely support the notion of
> shepherds for podling reports. It provides more review for the
> Incubator PMC itself, in order to determine what it needs to do. Then
> it kicks the result up to the Board and starts to perform the Action
> Items that fell out of those reports.
>
> My concern was on the notion of "permanently" assigning a shepherd to
> one or more podlings, or some kind of "interest-based" assignment. For
> myself, I think it seems best to gather insights from "all corners" of
> the Incubator by getting something different to review each month.
>
> Cheers,
> -g
>
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