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Simplify Groups & Projects Working Group

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Property Value
Date Created May 22, 2020
Date Ended Oct 30, 2020
Slack #wg_simplify-groups-and-projects (only accessible from within the company)
Google Doc Working Group Agenda (only accessible from within the company)
Docs/Epics Epic, Opportunity Canvas
Feature Issue TBD
Associated OKRs Increase Stages per Active Namespace for accounts less than 90 days old to >1.7

Problem To Solve

Business Goal

Exit Criteria

(✅ Done, ✏️ In-progress)

Identify high level vision, MCV, and an iteration plan to solve the problem => 100%

Opportunity Canvas:

Roles and Responsibilities

Because of the wide sweeping implications of solving this problem – and that it spans the entire product – we would like at least one Member per section and ideally one Member per stage.

Working Group Role Person Title
Executive Sponsor Anoop Dawar VP Product Management
Facilitator Justin Farris Group Product Manager, Plan
Functional Lead Liam McAndrew Engineering Manager, Manage:Access
Functional Lead Gabe Weaver Senior Product Manager, Plan
Functional Lead UX Mike Long Product Design Manager, Dev:Plan & Dev:Manage
Member Melissa Ushakov (Manage) Senior Product Manager, Access
Member Alex Pooley (Manage) Senior Backend Engineer, Access
Member Christen Dybenko (Create) Senior Product Manager, Knowledge
Member Natalia Tepluhina (Create) Staff Frontend Engineer, Knowledge
Member Markus Koller (Create) Backend Engineer, Knowledge
Member Keanon O'Keeffe Senior Product Manager, Plan
Member Mark Wood Senior Product Manager, Plan
Member Donald Cook Frontend Engineering Manager, Plan


Meetings are recorded and publicly available on YouTube in the Simplify Groups and Projects Working Group playlist (TBD).

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