Wikimedia Apps/Team/Retrospectives/2015-12-18

ANDROIDEdit

December 18, 2015

Previous Retrospective ActionsEdit

  • Send email about learnings from Proguard / Support lib / MapView [Dmitry] DRAFTED
  • Production-release-cadence digest of funny/positive Play Store feedback [Dmitry] DONE
    • "Stars from Midnight"
    • "The Midnight Copy"


LovedEdit

  • We r featured
  • Best of 2015
  • Donations coming in
  • Got done with scheduled sprint work early +1
    • Got the crashes taken care of ASAP as planned+
  • More native views.+
  • Low crash numbers.+

LackedEdit

  • Max got tied up with TPG Strategy and iOS beta

LearnedEdit

  • RESTBase has a nice dashboard!

Longed forEdit

  • ...a resource-leak-free app
  • Spoon tests.
  • Stable instrumentation tests.
  • More plain JUnit tests.
  • More CI automation (release builds, localization updates, ...)
  • PNG crushing working properly on my OS X laptops


iOSEdit

December 22, 2015


Previous Retrospective ActionsEdit

  • Design to rejigger design meeting to squeeze in estimation [MAX TO EMAIL] DONE
  • Email thread about subtasks vs. checklists vs. breaking up tasks [MAX TO EMAIL] PUNT


Worked WellEdit

  • (continuing to work well) Phab tags (beta/prod/etc.)
  • Estimation/sync/regroup/rally meeting we had last week to triage to focus on beta
  • subtasks for RTL "epic"
  • We got to the lightning talks with an app!
  • Responsiveness!
  • nobody attacked us on mobile-l or Talk page (yet+)
    • DON'T JINX IT+1
  • this list of worked well items
  • bugs are going away

Worked PoorlyEdit

  • Beta Review & iTC shutdown—we might've missed the pre-xmas boat
    • Suggested action: setup a calendar event to notify us 1 & 2 months before so we can have our ducks in a row


Confuses UsEdit

  • Now that the beta is out, what will our regular release cadence be?
    • Will we have alpha, beta, and production apps, a la Android?
      • If so, how will we get things from one app to the other?
  • ET: where I can check the stuff in QA column?



Action ItemsEdit

  • Send out thread about subtasks vs. checklists vs. breaking up tasks [NIRZAR]
  • Figure out how to use release tags going forward [MAX/JOSH]
  • Setup a calendar event to notify us 1 & 2 months before so we can have our iTC ducks in a row [BRIAN]