Is there a prior example of the EOS Alliance Working Group model?

EOS Alliance is emulating the ​IEEE​, which creates working groups (under various names) based on interest.

How will a Working Group form?

The template for an EOS Alliance Working Group starts with a topic, ie “developer productivity on EOS”. Volunteers are needed in roughly this order:

  1. A core group of laid-back facilitator types who will curate the conversation and ensure anybody can join; they are the umbrella. Facilitators have a Charter (see below) that states their scope of work on the problem space.
  2. One or more core group(s) of passionate volunteers who believe they have a good path forward; they fit under the umbrella and work out specific ideas/solutions as a solutions group.

What will a Working Group do?

  • Once some of the ideas are formed, the facilitators umbrella group uses communications features (web meetings, translation, publishing) of the Alliance to host periodic conversations about the topic, putting out monthly or weekly summaries, etc.
  • If there are two or more solutions groups, the facilitators group can’t show preferences.
  • At some point there may be a WPS or Constitutional Amendment to put out; the facilitators group typically helps the solutions group with final revisions.

Working Group Charter Example:

Project topic:

Team name:

Weekly updates: (include link to broadcast channel)

Expected due date(s):

Workers:

Problem Statement:

State the problem facing the EOS community in 2-3 sentences.

Goal Statement

Describe outcome in specific terms for EOS community. Include rough estimate numbers where possible. 3-4 sentences.

Scope

Three bullet points each describing what the team can or can’t do.

In

Out

Proposed Sequence of Events

Bullet-point roadmap with month or week dates. Example:

● Week of September 10 – working group produces draft.

● Week of September 17 – revisions, re-drafting.

● Week of October 1 – release to EOS community.

● Further details as they come, released in weekly summaries.

Value Added to EOS

3-4  sentences or bullet points explaining the value this initiative adds to the EOS ecosystem and why it’s important for token holders to follow along with working group progress.