Make contributors aware of stalled work regularly
Create automated emails every 45 days to individuals
We've created two Redmine views:
"Stalled: Unblock other people's work"
This view shows tickets assigned to a contributor, while the ticket status shows that someone else is waiting for their input.
"Stalled: WIP & not updated for a while"
This view shows tickets assigned to a contributor, that are work in progress but have not seen activity since a while. Mostly tickets on which 80% of the work is done and that can either be finished or could be assigned to a relevant team to take over.
Using the YAML list (#16544), send everyone on that list a link to this Redmine view + filtered for them,
asking them if they think they can realistically come back to it and finish the work in the next 6 months;
expected valid answers / possible actions are:
- yes ⇒ add suitable target version and when relevant, blocks the "Core work: $team in $quarter" ticket
- no ⇒ deassign yourself, then: if relevant for a core team, bring it to their attention; else, forget it, make some tea and have a bath :)