[Board] Awesome OSGeo Vision and Analysis from Marc Vloemans!

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 03:28:02 PDT 2016


Mark has started an excellent SWOT analysis of OSGeo, laying a 
foundation for a practical, implementable vision for OSGeo. I suggest 
everyone grad a coffee and take the time to read and then comment:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Talk:Marketing_Committee

Mark, thank you for the deep thought you have obviously put into this. 
I'm excited to hear feedback from others, and ideas on how to refine 
your ideas and put them into practice.

Warm regards, Cameron

On 15/04/2016 2:04 am, Marc VLOEMANS wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> Thanks for the invite and effort preparing it. I will certainly try to 
> fill it out to my best of abilities. But I feel it lacks an objective 
> frame work to sift, group, choose, prioritise and execute the results 
> of the questionnaire.
> The present leap from vision/mission to objectives is often a bit too 
> big for me (I miss a storyline); explicit transparent strategy 
> formulation should make the questionaire easier :-).
>
> Unfortunately there are too many implicit assumptions when it comes to 
> our intended strategy. We already do many things (events, projects, 
> products, partnering, other initiatives) for many stakeholders. But 
> which add more value to these than others (having a volunteer does not 
> make something worthwhile doing)? What do stakeholders expect from 
> OSGeo (did we ever ask)? Which initiatives are more instrumental to 
> fullfil our mission than others (not necessarily the number of 
> mentions in the questionaire...)? Which initoatives deserve more 
> attention than others (eg those fullfilling more objectives at the 
> same time)? If none of us is interested in executing a certain 
> activity/task, it does not mean that this activity is not crucial to 
> our existence.....
>
> I have done some quick thinking and writing on how general strategic 
> principles would apply to OSGeo, where the Board's objectives fit in 
> and what possible avenues we have to meet them. So I share this with 
> the list via this link: 
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Talk:Marketing_Committee
> For those who take the time to read, hopefully my thought process can 
> help with filling in the questionaire and deciding what we are going 
> to do and monitoring the results!
>
> (For those who do not know me; I have a multi-decade track record in 
> strategy, business development and marketing with most types of 
> organzations. Good software has an architecture, good strategy does 
> too ;-)
>
> Please, do not consider this as a critique or an alternative to 
> vision/mission/objectives and related questionaire, but rather as a 
> means to fill essential gaps. Ones to fill in order to optimise our 
> added value as an organisation.
>
> Happy reading.
> Cheers, Marc Vloemans
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Marc Vloemans
>
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>
> 2016-04-12 18:41 GMT+02:00 Massimiliano Cannata 
> <massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch <mailto:massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>>:
>
>     Dear OSGeo Community member,
>     during the Face to Face board meeting held in February in Eide
>     (Holland) a new 2026 OSGeo strategy has been formulated. We are
>     now in a phase of community engagement to define the tactics to be
>     implemented in the 2016 so that we can advance toward our goals.
>
>     For this reason, the board kindly ask you to participate in the
>     survey by filling (as many time as your ideas are) the form at
>     this url: http://goo.gl/forms/HTGTlKv7SB [1]
>
>     Details on the process and on the strategy are available at
>     http://www.slideshare.net/cannata/osgeo-2026-strategy [2] and are
>     described in the preamble of the survey.
>
>
>     In the name of the Board of Directors,
>     Thanks and Best regards,
>     Maxi
>
>
>     [1] http://goo.gl/forms/HTGTlKv7SB
>
>     [2] http://www.slideshare.net/cannata/osgeo-2026-strategy
>
>     -- 
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>
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