[Owasp-board] Organizational Change and the OWASP Staff

Samantha Groves samantha.groves at owasp.org
Mon Apr 15 23:56:08 UTC 2013


Will do. We will get together and decide on a handfull of times that work
for all of us this week. Thank you, Michael.

SG


On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:48 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:

> Of course. Open to chat with everyone.
>
> Let me know a few times that work for you all.
>
> -Michael
>
>
> --
> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Samantha Groves <
> samantha.groves at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> Thank you for your support and apology, Michael. However, if we are to
>> discuss this over the phone, I feel it is only fair that Kelly and Alison
>> be involved as well. We all helped draft this letter to the board with our
>> concerns, and I wouldn't feel right talking about this without including
>> them in the discussion. How would you feel about that?
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>>
>> SG
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> Samantha,
>>>
>>> I'm sorry to hear that there was confusion. I'd like to work with you to
>>> understand the specific items that you mentioned so we can be sure to
>>> address those items moving forward.
>>>
>>> Through this process we specifically wanted to make sure our operations
>>> team felt looped in. I spoke with Kate before the board meeting where the
>>> position was proposed and voted upon and also ensured that the announcement
>>> of Sarah accepting this new role was first sent to the operations team
>>> before we sent it publicly. You definitely have my apology if there was
>>> still an element of feeling "out of the loop" as it was certainly not
>>> intended.
>>>
>>> Would you be free in the next few days to chat over skype on this item?
>>> While we could continue over email, it seems that a quick chat is usually
>>> much more effective to talk through any concerns.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM, Samantha Groves <
>>> samantha.groves at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  Dear Michael & Board Members,
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the organizational
>>>> change that is set to occur within the operations team and the OWASP
>>>> foundation as a whole. We are very happy Sarah was chosen for the ED role
>>>> as we feel she is a great candidate that all stakeholders will agree, is
>>>> the best choice for this position.
>>>>
>>>> However, we feel it is important we inform you of our discomfort in the
>>>> manner in which this change was handled. We feel that the announcement of
>>>> the new director role on the Leaders list gave the impression that this
>>>> position would be open to the public for applicants. This really gives off
>>>> a deceptive undertone as we now realize that this position is, in fact,
>>>> already filled. Moreover, a member of the board lead the community to
>>>> believe that the staff was consulted before this new role was created. This
>>>> gives the community the impression that the board, at the very least, asked
>>>> for our thoughts on the idea before the announcement was made. This also
>>>> gives off a deceptive undertone as Kelly, Alison nor I knew anything about
>>>> the intention to create this new role. We would have supported Sarah
>>>> unconditionally if you had asked us about your intentions.
>>>>
>>>> We are not asking to be consulted before decisions are made as we know
>>>> it is not something you have to do as the board of directors. We are only
>>>> asking that you show us the consideration and respect we feel we deserve as
>>>> very hard working and dedicated staff members of the OWASP Foundation. This
>>>> includes, giving us a heads up when our jobs and team dynamic will change
>>>> dramatically. We feel this isn't too much to ask considering how dedicated
>>>> we are, and how hard we work to serve the organization, the community, and
>>>> the board itself.
>>>>
>>>> That being said, we will support and honor your decision as our board,
>>>> and we will happily support Sarah with the transition into her new role.
>>>> Thank you for taking the time to read our thoughts.
>>>>
>>>> Samantha, Kelly, and Alison
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> *Samantha Groves, MBA*****
>>>>
>>>> *OWASP Project Manager*
>>>>
>>>> *
>>>> *
>>>>
>>>> The OWASP Foundation
>>>>
>>>> Lisbon, Portugal
>>>>
>>>> Email: samantha.groves at owasp.org
>>>>
>>>> Skype: samanthahz
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> *Samantha Groves, MBA*****
>>
>> *OWASP Project Manager*
>>
>> *
>> *
>>
>> The OWASP Foundation
>>
>> Lisbon, Portugal
>>
>> Email: samantha.groves at owasp.org
>>
>> Skype: samanthahz
>>
>>
>> OWASP Global Projects<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project>
>>
>> Book a Meeting with Me <http://goo.gl/mZXdZ>
>>
>> OWASP Contact US Form <http://owasp4.owasp.org/contactus.html>
>>
>> New Project Application Form<https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZfWGhHZ0Z4UFFwZU42djBXcVVLSlE6MQ#gid=0>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>


-- 

*Samantha Groves, MBA*****

*OWASP Project Manager*

*
*

The OWASP Foundation

Lisbon, Portugal

Email: samantha.groves at owasp.org

Skype: samanthahz


OWASP Global Projects<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project>

Book a Meeting with Me <http://goo.gl/mZXdZ>

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