Let's discuss a new workflow for the Fedora Magazine!
There are a few issues with the current one I see:
I tried to fix some of that some time ago by using a Kanban board, but that didn't prove to work as the process still expected things to happen in Wordpress and the board — while providing some of the benefits — seemed as an extra work. So I sat with @bcotton during Flock and we put together a whole new process built around using an external tracker.
As ideated by Adam Šamalik and Ben Cotton at Flock 2019
This workflow sounds good to me.
For my part, I didn't have an issue submitting ideas to the magazine, but tracking what was going on when a part of the editing team was a bit confusing. As for the proposed workflow, I think it is an improvement to our current state of affairs.
I like the overall flow. It is an improvement over what we have currently.
I think to attract authors and suggestions we may need to develop multiple 'user stories' (or flow documents or be very clear about who owns each step. While I believe this information is in the original post it has to be pulled out of the writing.
1. Idea -- submit a topic you would like covered for the editorial staff to review. Note, that topics that are approved will still need to have an author adopt the idea.
1. Idea -- you can submit an idea to the editorial staff to review. The editorial staff will work with you to shape the idea in to an article spec so you have a clear idea on how to write an article that can be published in Fedora Magazine.
Article Spec -- You can claim free article specs suggested by readers and write an article for submission to the editorial staff
Article Review -- Once you submit the article for review the editorial team will work to ensure the article is ready for formatting and artwork. Unless the article is sent back for additional re-writing you can relax while the editorial team works on article formatting and artwork.
This is just me spit balling... not sure which approach I like, but I want to ensure we make the process clear and easy to follow.
Great job on moving this forward. I believe we will work this through to a final form that will help attract new authors and better overall content.
@cprofitt Yes, that's a good point. We should make that very clear.
What about this:
<img alt="magazine-workflow.png" src="/fedora-magazine/issue/raw/files/28c6fd9135b87548409901be4b8f5edaad1ebfac0919b478968fa78def57df15-magazine-workflow.png" />
A picture is worth a 1000 words. That looks excellent and easy to understand who does what and what all the steps are.
Charles beat me to the punch on ownership for these steps. Looks great now; I would amend the text to match the ownership shown in the graphic.
I've just finished the documentation update: http://asamalik.fedorapeople.org/magazine-docs-new-workflow/
It also links to the Taiga board.
Please review and let me know what you think!
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I think it looks very good. Easily followed and understandable.
@asamalik Do you think this is done now?
@pfrields Oh, absolutely, thanks for the ping!
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