[Owasp-board] Discussion - Strategic Goals for 2013

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Wed Apr 17 19:53:43 UTC 2013


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On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:

> Board,
>
> In 2012 we formalized strategic goals for OWASP. These items served as a
> direction and rallying point for many of our operational items.
>
> While these goals may still hold true, we should formally evaluate and
> vote to reconfirm each year. Although it is now April, I'd like to push
> that point.
>
> Here are the items from 2012
>
>
>    -
>
>    Build the OWASP Platform - Define the processes, resources, and tools
>    to enable volunteers to quickly join and contribute to OWASP in the areas
>    of projects, chapters, education, conferences and connections
>
>
>    -
>
>    Expand Communication Channels - Establish effective communication
>    channels into developer groups, universities, and industry groups
>
>
>    -
>
>    Grow the OWASP Community - Build and grow the OWASP community
>    throughout the world by focusing on the quality of projects, chapters,
>    conferences, and social technologies
>    -
>
>    Financial Stability -  Further build out a stable financial foundation
>    and create new sources of income for the organisation to achieve the goals
>    of 2012 and future years.
>
>
> For 2013 I'd like to make sure we still limit the strategic goals to 4.
>
> From my perspective I think this year we should place a focus on
> recognizing the contributors. There are many ways to do this, but I'd like
> to see systems built that can scale and provide recognition for the
> volunteer efforts of the community. This includes items like a badge
> program or something like "o-points", automated recognition of our top
> volunteers in global initiatives and wiki edits, some sort of featured
> OWASP'er of the week on the front page of OWASP or in the connector, and so
> on.
>
> I believe that this should be a strategic focus for 2013. The impact of
> this change will be a clear recognition system for individuals that get
> involved in OWASP. They can help change the world and be quickly
> acknowledged for their efforts.
>
> Sticking to a limit of 4 strategic goals I'd initially argue this
> strategic goal would replace "Grow the OWASP community". I like the other 3
> but would love to hear opinions from the rest of the board.
>
>
>
> --
> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>
>
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