Roadmap and Status
Find attached a spreadsheet showing the development roadmap and status. The IT Plan for 2006 is also attached for reference.
The FSP Information Technology Department (FSP IT) supports the FSP mission by providing IT services to all FSP stakeholders as represented by the various FSP departments. These IT services are primarily content and functionality that are found on the FSP web site. Every web site function shall have an owner among the FSP leadership, and every FSP leader should have a clearly defined area on the web site which he maintains and improves. As the FSP is an activist organization facing significant challenges and competition, FSP IT services should reflect best practices among the FSP's peers: namely, charitable, libertarian and activist organizations.
As a virtual, decentralized, web-based volunteer organization that owes its conception, existence, and success to the Web, the FSP needs to make maximum use of web technologies. Googling the buzzword "Web 2.0" will provide a wellspring of inspiration. Throughout this document, functionality and goals are divided into three categories: Content, Community, and Collaboration.
Primary goals are:
- Consolidate applications and servers into one Content Management System (CMS) on one server in order to facilitate administration, share data, and provide a coherent platform on which to build future functionality.
- Reorganize content according to the Center concept, with specific Departments (and individuals) responsible for each Center. Shift the emphasis from dry information towards persuasion, especially promoting New Hampshire and community.
- Build community with social networking features, including rich profiles, buddy lists, organic groups, and karma-based reputation tracking.
- Support decentralized project collaboration among the FSP community members (Participants and Friends), in order to make better use of our greatest resource.