Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Report, April–June 2015

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The Wikimedia Foundation’s report for last quarter gives an overview of how we fared on 118 goals by 35 different teams, alongside some key overall metrics.
Download the PDF version (2 MB) or read it as a wiki page.

The Wikimedia Foundation’s quarterly report for the fourth quarter of the 2014/15 fiscal year (April-June) has been published as a PDF on Wikimedia Commmons, was presented in our monthly Metrics and Activities meeting yesterday and is now also available as a wiki page.

PDF by Wikimedia Foundation, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

This is the third report since we switched from a monthly cycle, to align with our quarterly goal setting process. The report’s purpose is to help our movement and supporters understand how we spend our time, and what we accomplish. We are continuing to optimize the report’s format and the organization’s quarterly review process that the report is based on, to bring you better information at a lower overhead for the teams that take out time from their work to tell you how they have been doing.
This issue includes some new pieces of information, e.g. the approximate size of each team (in FTE, on average during this quarter), and for each objective, the number of team members who were involved with a significant amount of their time. The overall metrics scorecard now contains new, more reliable uptime numbers for both readers and contributors.
As before, we are including an overview slide summarizing successes and misses across all teams, broken down by department. 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. In this quarter, 87 of the 118 objectives were met (74%).
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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What happened to design, user experience? All noticeably missing!

Hi Jen, the entire Engineering department (including design/UX) was reorganized in April, i.e. early in the quarter that this report is about. The members of the former UX team were integrated into the newly formed “vertical” teams (e.g. Editing and Reading), similar to the former Product management team. See the FAQ here: “Did the UX, MediaWiki Core, and Product teams get disbanded?” This is why there is no longer a separate section about UX in this report (apart from Design Research).