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Wednesday, October 28 • 18:55 - 19:20
If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It - How to Assess Project Health - Ivana Atanasova & Stefka Dimitrova, VMware

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Open Source is already established as a standard for many evolving technologies and there is almost no project that is not based on it or using it in some aspect. This type of software can give maintainers and contributors independence on how they can lead and develop their projects, but more freedom means higher responsibility for the project leadership. One major role of an Open Source Program Office (OSPO) is to assist projects to become sustainable and recognized as reliable for adoption. In this talk, we will share the example criteria that measure a project’s “health” and will discuss how to interpret the data to identify potential problems. The CHAOSS project’s Augur tool has developed over the past years to enable this type of data collection and metrics measurement. Prior talks from the CHAOSS community have covered details about the analysis approach that Augur is using, while we will focus more on the OSPO perspective as project adopters. We will show demos of projects we are working with and how we assess their health. We believe that such knowledge can benefit the whole ecosystem and provide guidance that is highly useful for all stakeholders.

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Ivana Atanasova

Open Source Engineer, VMware
Ivana Atanasova is an engineer within VMware's Open Source Program Office. She’s been contributing to various projects including OpenFaaS, Network Service Mesh, and Augur. Previously she’s been working as a contractor for NLP related projects in the Bulgarian Academy of science... Read More →
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Stefka Dimitrova

Open Source Program Manager, VMware
As a Program Manager in the Open Source Community Strategy team within VMware’s OSPO, Stefka is working on guidelines and tools to foster community development and improving project health of VMware-Originated Open Source projects. Her work includes driving metrics that help automate... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 18:55 - 19:20 GMT
OS Program Office Management Theater