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Started work on plan for strategic discussion of IG at Oct FTF meeting

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 17:26:42 -0500
Cc: Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>
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To: David Ezell <David_E3@VERIFONE.com>, Erik Anderson <eanders@pobox.com>
Hi David, Erik, and the IG,

Today I put some thought into how to organize a discussion during our TPAC face-to-face meeting about the
strategic direction of the IG. In short, I would like one outcome of the meeting to be that we have a refreshed
and shared understanding of the group’s purpose and plan.

To that end, I’ve added a second goal for the meeting:
 • Review and update the strategic plan of the Interest Group

I’ve created a wiki page for this topic and welcome comments and edits in-place by IG participants:

I think it’s a good opportunity to ask ourselves questions like this:

 * How do we think we are doing?
 * Are we confident we are doing the right things?
 * If not, what should we change?

The wiki page above includes some notes on how we might find answers to those types of questions, and
an initial analysis based on what our charter says we should be doing.

At the end of the FTF meeting I’d like to have a plan for the next year. (I think we should enter the meeting
with a draft plan; anyone want to help me work on that?). This was a useful exercise after the February
FTF meeting and we did a good job working to it, but now we need to update it.

If we find at the FTF meeting that there are contentious issues, we can create some task forces to work out
how to proceed. Furthermore, we should discuss whether our existing task forces are still relevant and
functioning, and if not, we should change them.

I also thought more about the flow of the meeting. I’ve started taking notes in the wiki [1]. Here’s a snapshot from today:

	• Review meeting goals and agenda
	• Introductions of new participants
	• Strategic direction for the IG
	• Candidates for next priorities
		• Industry Stakeholder presentations
		• Functional topic presentations
	• Liaisons
		• E.g., ISO20022 and web payments
	• Prioritization of candidate topics
	• Next face-to-face meeting
	• Review strategy and work plan
		• Update calendar
		• Update roadmap

I think it’s still a bit soon to divide that up in more detail (by assigning time slots). But I wanted to
get early feedback on the overall flow.

Please note that the even though the Web Payments Working Group does not yet exist, we’ve
started taking notes on topics for its first FTF agenda [2]. Feel free to add to that. You’ll note that
some topics like “Capabilities” are currently slated for the WG agenda with “knowledge transfer”
in mind. Of course, that does not prevent us from having IG discussions about our deliverables;
I expect that to be part of the strategic discussion.

Have a good weekend,


[1] https://www.w3.org/Payments/IG/wiki/Main_Page/FTF_Oct2015#Flow_Notes
[2] https://www.w3.org/Payments/IG/wiki/Main_Page/FTF_Oct2015#Working_Group_Agenda

Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>      http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                       +1 718 260 9447

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