VDP-6 VitaDAO Working Group Projects Framework

After launch and with the increasing complexity of Working Groups - I’d like to propose a simple project application process for now. The aim is that all work that is done is approved and also individuals can get compensated propper for their contributions.

Projects can apply for with the following template:

Project Lead (Discord username)

Who is leading this project? If approved, is that person willing to take on the Team role of lead for the project’s duration?

Team (Discord usernames)

Team - who will be involved in the project?

Description: What is the project?

Describe in a few short sentences what this project is about.

Problem: What problem is this solving? Why?

Briefly describe what problem this aims to solve. Why is this a problem worth solving? If this impacts the user, explain how it impacts them. If it helps, frame the problem as a pain point to the VitaDAO community. If applicable, please also mention the OKR this Project is contributing to.

Success: How do we know if we’ve solved this problem?

List out expected outcomes/goals for the community if you achieve the project goal. What does the project aim to accomplish?

When: When does it ship, and what are the milestones?

Define a timeline for how long you think this project will take. What are key milestones you will focus on?

Budget

What is the expected budget, and how will this budget be used and distributed among the team.

The finished proposal will then be handed over to the Working Group Steward.

Within a certain threshold (I propose 2’500 USD), the two working group stewards (two) will approve the Project Proposal.

Projects between 2’500 USD and 10’000 USD have to be approved by a majority vote of VitaCORE.

Projects between 10’000 USD and 50’000 USD have to be approved by a majority vote on Discourse (Maybe Snapshot in the Future).

Projects over 50’000 USD have to be approved by an On-Chain vote.

Long-term this can be also solved over a form and even more standardized and transparent.

Credits to OlympusDAO for sharing this process.

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Stefano, this is great! I would start using this template from today :sunny:
Maybe we could use this framework as a default template for Ideas proposals here on Discourse?

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If we are using an OKR framework, there should be a mention of how the project aligns with the OKR.

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Thanks @Taliskermalt - I will definitely integrate this right away!

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Great template, love it!

For stewards to approve the small tickets/estimate how many they can handle, there should be a general budget for each wg (if exceed it can be handled by proposals). There should be some sort of a product/wg planning monthly/bimonthly to be able to estimate any of these ticket sizes. We mentioned earlier that some tasks can be outsourced. The incentivization around that should be also clear.

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@Stefano, @timrpeterson suggested I put the accounting proposal here on Discourse as an example:

It is pretty much the same format, and can be used for both inner-WG and Organization-wide - with some header tweaks.

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Hi @Alev,

I think the Stewards will be able to handle the requests from their Working Groups.

And yes - it’s to allocate the Working Group Budgets effectively.

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Looks perfect, and agree that it should integrate with OKRs… maybe makes sense to have slightly lower thresholds, eg. $5k with steward approval, 5-20k core approval, 20-50k majority vote discourse

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Thanks for raising this point! Will definitely go over this.

Looks like this proposal is ready to be put up to an onchain vote, isn’t it?
The phase 2 threshold has been surpassed anyways.

Here’s my suggestion how to fill the template required for the onchain vote.

{
  "proposal_type": "governance",
  "title": "VDP-6 VitaDAO Working Group Projects Framework",
  "summary": "In order to organize contributions from anyone more efficiently, it is proposed to introduce a project-based framework which allows groups and individuals to receive funding and proper remuneration for their work. The framework describes a unified structure how projects should be presented, intended to scale VitaDAO's operations while preserving transparency and accountability.",
  "details": "Projects can apply for funding by using the template described below. \n\n
** *Project Lead (Discord username)*: Who is leading this project? If approved, is that person willing to take on the Team role of lead for the project’s duration? ** \n
** *Team (Discord usernames)*: Team - who will be involved in the project? ** \n
** *Description: What is the project?*: Describe in a few short sentences what this project is about. ** \n
** *Problem: What problem is this solving? Why?*: Briefly describe what problem this aims to solve. Why is this a problem worth solving? If this impacts the user, explain how it impacts them. If it helps, frame the problem as a pain point to the VitaDAO community. If applicable, please also mention the OKR this Project is contributing to. ** \n
** *Success: How do we know if we’ve solved this problem?*: List out expected outcomes/goals for the community if you achieve the project goal. What does the project aim to accomplish? ** \n
** *When: When does it ship, and what are the milestones?*: Define a timeline for how long you think this project will take. What are key milestones you will focus on? ** \n
** *Budget*: What is the expected budget, and how will this budget be used and distributed among the team. ** \n\n
The finished proposal will then be handed over to the Working Group Steward and further processed as follows.
** Projects up to 2’500 USD have to be approved by the two stewards of the corresponding working group. ** \n
** Projects between 2’500 USD and 10’000 USD have to be approved by a majority vote of VitaCORE. ** \n
** Projects between 10’000 USD and 50’000 USD have to be approved by a majority vote on Discourse. ** \n
** Projects over 50’000 USD have to be approved by an On-Chain vote. ** \n\n
Credits to OlympusDAO for sharing this process.",
  "link": "https://gov.vitadao.com/t/vdp-6-vitadao-working-group-projects-framework/267/10",
  "project": {}
}

I’ve adapted the “details” section almost word-by-word from the proposal and drafted the “summary” section myself - please review.

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Corrected the JSON:

{
    "proposal_type": "governance",
    "title": "VDP-6 VitaDAO Working Group Projects Framework",
    "summary": "In order to organize contributions more efficiently, this proposal introduces a project-based framework which allows groups and individuals to receive funding and proper remuneration for their work. The framework describes a unified structure for how projects should be presented, with the intent to scale VitaDAO's operations while preserving transparency and accountability.",
    "details": "After launch and with the increasing complexity of Working Groups - I’d like to propose a simple project application process for now. The aim is that all work done receives approval and individuals can get compensated properly for their contributions.\n\nProjects can apply with the following template:\n>\n>**Project Lead (Discord username)**\n>\n>Who is leading this project? If approved, is that person willing to take on the Team role of lead for the project’s duration?\n>\n>**Team (Discord usernames)**\n>\n>Team - who will be involved in the project?\n>\n>**Description: What is the project?**\n>\n>Describe in a few short sentences what this project is about.\n>\n>**Problem: What problem is this solving? Why?**\n>\n>Briefly describe what problem this aims to solve. Why is this a problem worth solving? If this impacts the user, explain how it impacts them. If it helps, frame the problem as a pain point to the VitaDAO community. If applicable, please also mention the OKR this Project is contributing to.\n>\n>**Success: How do we know if we’ve solved this problem?**\n>\n>List out expected outcomes/goals for the community if you achieve the project goal. What does the project aim to accomplish?\n>\n>**When: When does it ship, and what are the milestones?**\n>\n>Define a timeline for how long you think this project will take. What are key milestones you will focus on?\n>\n>**Budget**\n>\n>What is the expected budget, and how will this budget be used and distributed among the team.\n\nThe finished proposal will then go to the Working Group Steward.\n\nWithin a certain threshold (I propose 2’500 USD), the two working group stewards (two) will approve the Project Proposal.\n\nProjects between 2’500 USD and 10’000 USD have to be approved by a majority vote of VitaCORE.\n\nProjects between 10’000 USD and 50’000 USD have to be approved by a majority vote on Discourse (Maybe Snapshot in the Future).\n\nProjects over 50’000 USD have to be approved by an On-Chain vote.\n\nLong-term this can be also solved over a form and even more standardized and transparent.\n\nCredits to OlympusDAO for sharing this process.",
    "link": "https://gov.vitadao.com/t/vdp-6-vitadao-working-group-projects-framework/267/10",
    "linkText": "VDP-6 VitaDAO Working Group Projects Framework on Discourse",
    "project": {}
  }

You can also find the JSON here: JSON Pinned at Pinata

The proposal can be previewed here: Rinkeby Proposal

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This proposal is now live on VitaDAO, voting starts in about 30h from now.

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