[Owasp-board] Discussion - Strategic Goals for 2013

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Wed Apr 17 20:43:50 UTC 2013


Interesting data to consider. From my perspective, a bit overly formal for
our needs, but I'm happy to be convinced otherwise.

-Michael


--
Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc



On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> Attached is a template that can be utilized to centralize the information
> and assist with prioritization
>
>
> 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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