[Owasp-board] Input Request - OWASP 2015 Strategic Goals

Andrew van der Stock vanderaj at owasp.org
Thu Nov 20 23:47:08 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I've put all of my goals from my election platform + audit committee in
there. I care very deeply about getting out there and working with
developers and external standards bodies, so I think we need:

At least two externally facing goals - we need to be relevant to the
*users* of OWASP and to further our mission of outreach outside of the echo
At least one goal that makes being a member a wonderful thing
At least one internally facing goal - we need to be ensure our house is
spic and span to support the execution of our mission

The inclusion policy is a huge deal to me. I think we could have avoided a
lot of the complaints by being better able to manage membership and
participation if we had one, and by including more diverse viewpoints in
our conferences and chapters, we become a better organisation, so I will
fight tooth and nail for it.

As the audit committee is a board/foundation reform that will set us up to
cross the $10m per year boundary, I think it is worth tracking as a goal,
but I am happy to to let it slide as a strategic organisational goal as
long as we do something about it.


On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM, Tom Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> A Community Survey to determine the organizational Heath and areas of
> improvement is needed classified by members (2k registered) and non-members
> (40k we claim)
> The anonymous metrics can then be illustrated broken down by user type:
> - chapter leader perspective
> - project leaders perspective
> - member perspective
> - community member perspective
> Getting feedback before the annual report would be a step in the right
> direction especially if we published it.
> I started it here
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c7DvW9E05yTx8-Ljx4NKsggyvuzFXT9RohyGK33OU7M/viewform?edit_requested=true
> Anyone want to help?
> On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Paul Ritchie <paul.ritchie at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> To OWASP Board Group List:
>> At our last Board call on November 12, there was strong interest in
>> starting the 2015 Strategic Planning process.  With this email, I am
>> inviting all of you to review our 2014 goals and make recommendations on
>> Strategic Goals for 2015.
>> Shared document here.
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BZx7Wjo5L6JGOIvCFeQUWmmYtrIcRatGuJltWobXdZo/edit
>> ?usp=sharing
>> There were some great ideas from the candidates for the Board election
>> and I've included them on this email.
>> Everyone - If you add ideas or goals, please follow the template of Goal
>> Statement, Objective or Outcome, Metric, and Resource Requirement.  Add
>> comments for clarity as needed.
>> After initial ideas come in from our Board Group list, I'd like to query
>> our Chapters & Leaders list.....since their input is actually one of our
>> 2014 goals.
>> Step 1 is to gather ideas and suggestions via this shared document.
>> Step 2 will be a narrowing or winnowing of the list to get our top 4-5
>> strategic goals so we properly focus valuable volunteer efforts &
>> Foundation funds on goals that best serve the community.
>> Best Regards, Paul Ritchie
>> OWASP Interim Executive Director
>> paul.ritchie at owasp.org
> --
> Semper Fi,
> Tom Brennan
> Global Vice Chairman
> OWASP Foundation
> NYC Cyber Security
> http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-NYC
> NJ Cyber Security
> http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-New-Jersey
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