MDN's agile process

The MDN staff team applies an agile process to prioritize and manage projects and tasks, for development of both MDN's content and its platform software (Kuma). The formalized framework that the MDN team's process most closely resembles is Scrum, with modifications to support both content and software development, within the context of Mozilla's Marketing department and its priorities.

For those who want to delve into the details, the MDN staff team's processes are documented on the Mozilla wiki, along with a glossary of agile process jargon. You can also find info about team members, initiatives, sprints, and more on the MDN Durable Team wiki page.

What is going on right now?

To find out what staff team members are currently working on, you can look at the team's project in Taiga. The team works in 3-week sprint cycles (with 12 working days of sprint work and 3 working days of review, planning, etc.).

Each sprint task board has a unique URL in Taiga.  Here are the two ways (you can follow any one of them) to find the task board page for the current sprint:

  • On the MDN Backlog page, scroll to the bottom of the right sidebar and click the Sprint Taskboard button of the last sprint listed in the sidebar. 
  • In the Sprint Schedule table on the team's wiki page, find the row for the sprint that corresponds to the current date; click the link in the Task Board column in that row.

How can I help with the team's work?

If you see a user story or task in the task board that you'd like to contribute to, contact a team member who is assigned to tasks for that user story. If no one is assigned or it's unclear whom to contact or you have other broader questions, you can post on the mailing list.

Of course, the tasks on the Taiga task board are only one way of contributing to MDN. The Getting Started page has lots of ideas for ways to help make MDN better, which will therefore help achieve MDN's mission.

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