using the recommendations template
I am very impressed with all of the work and analysis that the China task force is doing. One thing that I would like to encourage you all to do is to start filling out the recommendations template posted in the toolkit. Even if you only have hypotheses and do not yet have a firm recommendation it would be very helpful if you could start to fill it out. It is a new template that I have created to help guide the work of the task forces. Since the China task force has been working for the longest and is the most far a long, it would be great if you guys could pilot the recommendations template and gave me any feedback as to how it might be improved and made more useful so that we have the best possible tool for the task forces. Our idea is that task forces can start outlining possible recommendations early on in the process and use the template to help determine what type of analysis they might need to perform to confirm their recommendations. Also it will allow other people outside the task force to engage in comment on the recommendations as you are creating them as opposed to waiting to comment until you have created a final product. Sarah476 23:11, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi, Sarah, thanks for notification. I used the template, and below are my feedback.
- I was confused at the relationship between questions and strategies. In the template, it seems to suppose that 1 question vs. 1 strategy, but it is not true for our cases.
- For the question part, we should add sections for analysis to make current situation clear. The analysis is not assertion in strategy, but maybe related.
I change the template a little, please refer it at Task_force/China_Task_Force/Recommendation.
The idea of the template is that you use it to explain your strategic recommendations. Not every questions that is listed for your task force requires a strategic recommendation. For example, you need to understand the underlying causes of Wikimedia's limited take off in China- but that answer is not a strategic recommendation and therefore there is no need to fill out the template. The template should only be filled out when you are making a recommendation for what wikimedia should do. Hope that ezplination makes things clearer