[Owasp-board] Organizational Change and the OWASP Staff

Samantha Groves samantha.groves at owasp.org
Wed Apr 17 18:51:19 UTC 2013


Yes, of course. I will set this up shortly.

Thank you, Michael.

SG


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Michael Coates
<michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:

>
> Option3: Wednesday, April 24 - 12 Noon EDT *(This time is preferred).
>
> *
> This time works. Can you setup a goto meeting for us all?*
>
> *
> Thanks,*
> *
>
>
> --
> 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
>>>>
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>>>>
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>>>
>>>
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>>>
>>> *Samantha Groves, MBA*****
>>>
>>> *OWASP Project Manager*
>>>
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>>>
>>> Lisbon, Portugal
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>>> Email: samantha.groves at owasp.org
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>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> *Samantha Groves, MBA*****
>>
>> *OWASP Project Manager*
>>
>> *
>> *
>>
>> The OWASP Foundation
>>
>> Lisbon, Portugal
>>
>> Email: samantha.groves at owasp.org
>>
>> Skype: samanthahz
>>
>>
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>>
>> Book a Meeting with Me <http://goo.gl/mZXdZ>
>>
>> OWASP Contact US Form <http://owasp4.owasp.org/contactus.html>
>>
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*Samantha Groves, MBA*****

*OWASP Project Manager*

*
*

The OWASP Foundation

Lisbon, Portugal

Email: samantha.groves at owasp.org

Skype: samanthahz


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