HistoryViewLinks to this page 2013 May 2 | 09:42 am

With the addition of User Groups, our current categorization scheme (which I’m not attached to) is becoming a bit inflexible to handle the various types of Workgroups on our site.

I’d like to explore a more fluid, reusable, multi-category (or … tags? flags?) scheme to describe our Workgroups.

Some things that I think need to be called out:

  • “Technical” vs “non-technical”. Per our governance, this is whether or not the WG develops a specification. Another way to look at it is User Groups + StC vs the rest.
  • (eventually) @OASIS vs not
  • At one point we had an “ALM”/”PLM” distinction, but I think that’s a more flexible instead of an either/or thing
  • Administrative vs, uh, not. (Just the Steering Committee)
  • User Group or not (see also technical/non-technical)
  • Multi-workgroup concerns (many groups share a focus on, eg analysis, performance, defects, requirements)
  • …more?

Ground rules:

  • Would prefer that the name of a workgroup is not a tag. So the Core group can’t be tagged “Core”. This is mostly because it would look silly, but I imagine there will be exceptions.
  • We probably want to max out at 5–7 tags just to keep the display manageable. I know this is a good place to dump buzzwords, but let’s try to avoid that

Here’s a first pass:

Name Categories
Steering Committee administrative, management, governance
Core common, foundation, http, specification
Configuration Management common, baselines, reuse, specification
Reporting common, analysis, deprecated
ALM-PLM Interoperability alm, plm, common, specification
Architecture Management alm, systems, specification
Asset Management alm, plm, reuse, baselines, specification
Automation alm, testing, operations, mobile, productivity, specification
Change Management alm, plm, operations, tasks, defects, requirements, specification
Estimation & Measurement metrics, analysis, specification
Performance Monitoring plm, analysis, performance, metrics, specification
Quality Management alm, testing, defects, operations, requirements, specification
Reconciliation systems, plm, hardware, specification
Requirements Management requirements, alm, analysis, defects, testing, specification
Communications User Group, visibility, awareness
Mobile User Group, mobile, usability
Embedded Systems User Group, reuse