[Owasp-board] MOTION: Senior staff as Interim ED

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Thu Jan 26 00:32:34 UTC 2017


Thanks Tom

We are going to have a meeting setup by Kate, hopefully we can clarify some
of these concerns and work with better coordination in the future

Cheers

Johanna

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 8:04 PM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> Johanna IMHO you should talk to Matt as the Chairperson for 2017 express
> your concerns and then you can be informed as the VP and take actions that
> you believe will help the organization be better with a plan.
>
> There are so many operational/strategic and related items that we will
> only get better after a baseline is defined action items are identified and
> we implement with you and Matt leading that effort.
>
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 2:45 PM johanna curiel curiel <
> johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> >> IMHO We do not need to hire another employee further increasing the
>> administrative costs to the business.
>> Agree  on that based on:
>>
>> >>We do need to have internal accountability and leadership.  It was
>> proposed to have part time assistance leveraging Virtual services for this
>> as discussed. See this: http://www.virtualmgmt.
>> com/solutions-virtual-back-office/ but again, the senior employee is Ms.
>> Hartmann.  Have you had a call with her recently to express or discuss your
>> concerns?
>>
>> No I haven't and I definitely would like to.
>>
>> I agree that we do not need an extra layer per se, but I think is time
>> that the staff is delegated with clear goals, deliverables and especially
>> deadlines.
>>
>> Right now my concern is that no one seems to be accountable for certain
>> goals, or worse, there is no clear 'goals' with priorities.
>>
>> I'm quite aware that within the time frame available, we cannot ask more
>> than is possible, but I would like to see clear goals and deliverables when
>> the following items will be work on like :
>>
>>    - The new website
>>    - Improvement process Salesforce
>>    - The wiki upgrade
>>    - Volunteer portal==> Improvement in the process between volunteers
>>    and staff (I'm getting complains that certain requests for new projects
>>    have not been answered at all)
>>    - New OWASP membership model/prices==> proposed on the last meeting
>>    but due to some disagreements was nor approved
>>
>> I think we as the Board have to determine within the goals which are
>> priority, in which Quarter of the year we expect a result and discuss this
>> with Senior staff so they can provide clear dates when they expect to get
>> things done based on the workload. Also then use the Board meetings to get
>> a status report on these activities
>>
>> Right now I'm quite concern that nothing has been clear defined and the
>> staff has no clear deliverables they should accomplish, so we can evaluate
>> their performance. As you mentioned , the administratieve cost of staff on
>> the foundation is a big part of the pie and we want to make sure OWASP
>> operates as efficient possible.
>>
>> We also have to make sure we facilitate everything the staff needs to get
>> this done within the projected time.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 10:54 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>> ** this is typically a executive session item  Johanna, as it touches on
>> HR, but since we have been talking about this internally since July,
>> meeting mins are not published and you have made a public list motion, I
>> will second it triggering a discussion and ultimately a vote on your motion.
>>
>> Discussion;
>>
>> It's not really a choice, rather a delegation, assignment and adjustment
>> of responsibilities. Matt Konda has been coaching staff as the Chairman
>> when available to do so and reporting to the board on these activities
>> monthly at board meetings.
>>
>> Since the executive session at AppSecEU in July 2016, this is and should
>> have been already happening with the staff.  The operational director role
>> as defined (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/About_The_Open_Web_
>> Application_Security_Project#Employees_and_Contractors) is to direct
>> operations and be accountable to the board monthly.  All staff collobrate
>> and work together but, you can't have (8) people in charge.
>>
>> Today the org chart defines is Claudia reports to Matt, Matt reports to
>> Kate.  Everyone else reports to Kate as well for their respective roles and
>> as a group everyone has self leveled.
>>
>> Like any team if organizational roles and responsibilities or reporting
>> or if hiararchy need to shift to meet the evolving needs of the business
>> that is part of the organization heath check.  IMHO We do not need to hire
>> another employee further increasing the administrative costs to the
>> business.  We do need to have internal accountability and leadership.  It
>> was proposed to have part time assistance leveraging Virtual services for
>> this as discussed. See this: http://www.virtualmgmt.
>> com/solutions-virtual-back-office/ but again, the senior employee is Ms.
>> Hartmann.  Have you had a call with her recently to express or discuss your
>> concerns?
>>
>> Feb 8th is around the corner will add it to the agenda to record the vote
>> on your request
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Board.
>>
>> Please review
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Board#tab=How_Meetings_Operate and this
>> very helpful cheat sheet for future referrerance:
>>
>> http://www.umecra.com/BylawsAndRules/Roberts%20Rules%20Handout.pdf
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 6:45 AM johanna curiel curiel <
>> johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>> Board members,
>>
>> I propose in the lack of an ED that a senior member of the staff takes
>> that position if they agree. At least until we decide what to do next
>>
>> This senior staff will have the full responsibility as an Interim ED,
>> until we can find a suitable candidate or decide if this member can
>> actually take the position if they agree.
>>
>> So we can start working asap with him/her , including that member is
>> compensated just as an ED.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Johanna Curiel
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> --
>> Johanna Curiel
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Johanna Curiel
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