To help move the SWAT initiative forward and manage the workflow in an efficient manner, I thought I would do a quick rundown on DeWork, a new DAO tool that could be used by the SWISE Bureau in place of Trello. These are just my thoughts and I’m no DAO tooling expert so please feel free to critique and comment in any manner whatsoever.
What is DeWork?
DeWork is a project management platform that allows DAO’s to manage workflows and token payments on the blockchain. The platform was established in Q4 ’21 and has currently onboarded +100 DAO’s with ~120 bounties available for the Web 3.0 community to engage with (you can see these numbers on their website => https://app.dework.xyz/). The primary integration is with Discord and Gnosis wallet for signature and payment, following which the vote and the entire transaction is converted into an NFT and is available for download via OpenSea.
Having met with the team for a quick call, I was impressed at their level of commitment and willingness to help new DAO’s they onboarded. They have already helped DAO’s such as RedactedCaretel and OpenDAO by creating small projects such as dashboards in Discord, and are engaged and friendly in their overall approach. As a relatively small group of only 5 members right now, they’re well-funded and are aiming to scale their platform rapidly; part of this initiative involves incentivizing certain community bounties to improve their own platform i.e. DeWork platform itself (see Snapshot #1 below).
In order to understand the workflow process its important to understand the various roles of the members involved. As I understand it there are:
- The DAO Members:
- They’ll each create a DeWork account and receive “Admin” privileges i.e. they can sign transactions via Gnosis and send SWISE funds to the SWAT members once tasks are complete)
- The Bureau Members:
- They’ll each create a DeWork account and receive “Reviewer” privileges (see Snapshot #2 below) i.e. they can review various task and move them up and down the workflow process from “To Do” up to “Done” (see snapshot #3 below), following which the tasks will be “Pending Signature” by the DAO members.
- The SWAT Members:
- They’ll each create a DeWork account and send their own tasks for the Bureau to review and, if accepted, these tasks will move up the workflow stack as the Reviewers accept that the task has been completed to the standard of the Reviewers (following which the DAO members will make payment*).
*When DAO members make payment, a window in Discord opens up to create a message with the person to whom the funds are distributed so they’re able to have a conversation confirming the correct amount of funds where sent to the correct address.