[Owasp-board] Discussion - Strategic Goals for 2013

Dave Wichers dave.wichers at owasp.org
Thu Apr 25 02:16:01 UTC 2013


I think these are a good set of focus areas for us.

 

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Board,

Are there any further comments on the 2013 Key Focus Areas? This item is
specifically blocking our new Executive Director's planning for 2013. I'd
like to resolve this ASAP.

https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1EAbDdWADLzoJ8tEDMlZuA-x1Hqsx
GRHOHeDnzFXZu10/edit




Proposal for 2013

 

.         Build the OWASP Platform (Same as 2012) - 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 (Same as 2012) - Establish effective
communication channels into developer groups, universities, and industry
groups

.         Contributor Recognition Program (NEW in 2013) - Build a
recognition program that identifies and acknowledges individual contribution
to OWASP across the various volunteer areas (Global Initiatives, Wiki
Contributions, Chapter Attendance, Conference Attendance, Speaking on behalf
of OWASP anywhere, Project Activity, etc)

.         Financial Stability (Same as 2012) -  Further build out a stable
financial foundation and create new sources of income for the organisation
to achieve the goals of 2013 and future years.

 

 





--
Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc

 

On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
wrote:

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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