|Proposed leadership structure changes & request for community feedback|
|Written by Paul Orwig|
|Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:00|
At the Joint Leadership Summit (JLS) held in San Jose, California from July 29-31, 2011, one subject which received a lot of attention was our project’s leadership structure. It was widely felt that making some changes to our project’s leadership structure can strengthen communication and collaboration between teams, as well as improve oversight and accountability for all contributors and teams. The proposed changes aim to improve productivity and community engagement throughout all areas of the project.
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Proposal for leadership structure changes
A proposal composed of three interwoven changes to our project’s current leadership structure was agreed to at the JLS. It was also agreed to present this proposal to the community for input and feedback:
Proposed transition plan
It was proposed that the project’s current leadership structure would remain in place while a group of nine current project leaders would work together to define important details of the project’s new leadership structure. Those nine project leaders would be composed of three members each from the PLT, CLT, and OSM, with each leadership team choosing its three representatives to join that group. The proposed changes also include having these nine project leaders become members of the new board of directors (along with two board members initially to be chosen from outside project leadership), once the final agreed upon plan for leadership structure changes is ready to be enacted.
The next important step in this process: Your input and feedback!
It was agreed at the JLS that it is important to be open and transparent about this proposal, and also to engage our community by inviting input and feedback. Input and feedback from you and other members of our community will be taken into account before decisions would be finalized or plans put into motion to implement any leadership structure changes.
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