[Owasp-board] Organizational Change and the OWASP Staff

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Wed Apr 17 18:33:21 UTC 2013


Option3: Wednesday, April 24 - 12 Noon EDT *(This time is preferred).

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This time works. Can you setup a goto meeting for us all?*

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Thanks,*
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Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc



On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Samantha Groves
<samantha.groves at owasp.org>wrote:

> Hello Michael and Board Members,
>
> I am making an amendment to the time options. Please see below, and let me
> know if you can make it during the preferred time slot. I hope to create a
> meeting invite for us all by the end of today.
>
> Option1:Monday, April 22 - 11am EDT
>
> Option2: Monday, April 22 - 6pm EDT
>
> Option3: Wednesday, April 24 - 12 Noon EDT *(This time is preferred). *
>
> Option4: Wednesday, April 24 - 6pm EDT
>
> Thank you,
>
> SG
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Samantha Groves <
> samantha.groves at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> Hello Michael and Board Members,
>>
>> Below are 4 different time options we are suggesting for our meeting. We
>> have several staff members traveling this week. Next week is a better
>> option for all of us.
>>
>>
>> Option1:Monday, April 22 - 11am EDT
>>
>> Option2: Monday, April 22 - 6pm EDT
>>
>> Option3: Wednesday, April 24 - 11am EDT *(This time is preferred). *
>>
>> Option4: Wednesday, April 24 - 6pm EDT
>>
>>
>> Please let me know what your preference is, and I will set up a meeting
>> in our calendars.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Samantha G.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 12:33 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Sam
>>> I assumed you (Staff) were consulted on the idea of the exec director
>>> role, or possible structural change.
>>>
>>> I was one of the devils advocates in the process if that helps. I
>>> believe the board can be somewhat myopic at times, focusing on the task and
>>> less of possible impact to other staff members.
>>>
>>> Not all promotions need to be opened to the public if a suitable
>>> candidate has already been identified.
>>>
>>> I believe the possible structural change should of been communicated to
>>> staff prior to selection of the candidate.
>>>
>>> For me this was a case of enthusiasm and energy by board members coming
>>> before due process but no ill will or underhandedness was intended.
>>>
>>> -ek
>>>
>>>
>>> Eoin.
>>>
>>>
>>> Eoin Keary
>>> Owasp Global Board
>>> +353 87 977 2988
>>>
>>>
>>> On 15 Apr 2013, at 23:58, 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>
>
> 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>
>
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