Wikimedia Product/Technical Program Management

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Who we are[edit]

We are a team in Wikimedia Foundation's Product department dedicated to guiding delivery processes and facilitating healthy teams through good practices.

Values

  • We believe in operational excellence and continuous improvement.
  • We uphold a culture of accountability.
  • We care about the connections between people and teams.
  • We enable others to do their best work.

Team

  • Grace, Manager
  • Jazmin, Program Manager
  • Lani, Associate Program Manager
  • Max, Team Effectiveness Coach

What we do[edit]

We help teams work better.

We promote a culture of continuous improvement and process optimization. We coordinate the delivery of projects, identify and mitigate risks, and address blockers. We facilitate Agile ceremonies such as standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, and backlog grooming, as well as other team meetings (and we don't limit ourselves to Agile, if there's a better fit for a team). We facilitate internal communications across teams and departments (and throughout the organization), ensuring a shared understanding of timelines and priorities.

How we do it[edit]

We improve process, communication, and understanding.

We focus on developing and supporting healthy team dynamics as well as a culture that welcomes diverse perspectives. We guide teams to find effective workflows through ongoing discussion of performance, as well as dedicated coaching. We treat all engagements with a focus on sustainability, showing teams how to be their best on their own so that we can support more teams. Sometimes this means we consult, and sometimes this means we embed on a team for a while before moving on.

Approaches and styles for specific roles[edit]

Teams we work with[edit]

Grace

  • Product Technical Program Management
  • Product Leads
  • Technology Program Management
  • TemplateStyles

Jazmin

Lani

Max

Tools, Practices, and Presentations we like[edit]