I’ve been a member of MoT for years and recently started as a CommunityBoss. It occurred to me in this role it’s important to revisit some questions:
- Why does this community exist?
- What value does the community enable for the business of MoT and to the community itself?
- How might we capture this in a simple format for reflection?
- How might ambitious statements guide, support and evolve the direction of the community and the relationship it has with MoT (the business)?
What do you think of the following? What resonates and what doesn’t? How might it help you and others? If you could re-write them, what would you say?
The Ministry of Testing community exists to co-create better testing through meaningful connections between members, to enable the education and growth of people interested in the software testing craft.
- We want to provide high-quality content that is available to our community members/pro customers.
- We want to streamline the process and reduce the cost of generating engaging content.
- We want to broaden our ability to connect community members with connections, content and forums that benefit them.
- We want to enhance how we encourage people who are unfamiliar with the software testing craft, about the benefits it has to their career, team and business.
- We want to ensure members have a rewarding and engaging community experience.
- We want members to actively influence the evolution of the community.
- We want active contributors to be acknowledged for their contributions.
- We want new members to feel welcomed, to know how to get started, and discover a level of participation that works for them.