Save 40% on Program Management for Open Source Projects (and other ebooks)!

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The Pragmatic Bookshelf brings back its Black Friday sale through November 29. When you use promo code turkeysale2023 at, you save 40% on ebooks and audio books. Of course, I think you should buy Program Management for Open Source Projects. In case you already have a copy, here are a few other books on my list:

  • Forge Your Future with Open Source by VM Brasseur — This is my go-to recommendation for anyone who wants to get started contributing to open source projects but doesn’t know where to start. VM guides the reader through learning the tools and culture, picking a project, and becoming a valued contributor.
  • Business Success with Open Source by VM Brasseur — If you’re an experienced open source contributor, you might find yourself trying to help your business be successful with open source software. This book (currently in Beta) covers both using and producing open source software in a pragmatic way that makes sense for businesses.
  • Manage It! by Johanna Rothman — Although this book was published in 2007, the advice is timeless. It’s an excellent resource for anyone finding themselves in a project management role: whether by choice or by accident.
  • Designing Data Governance from the Ground Up by Lauren Maffeo — The data you have is only useful if you have a process for managing it. Lauren’s book is a quick and accessible read; you don’t need to be a data expert to understand it.
  • Creating Software with Modern Diagramming Techniques by Ashley Peacock — I haven’t read this yet, but I have it on my shelf. I snuck a few peeks from the build system and it looks great.

The Pragmatic Bookshelf has a book for almost any tech topic you can think of. And if they don’t, you can write it!

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Ben formerly led open source messaging at Docker and was the Fedora Program Manager. He is the author of Program Management for Open Source Projects. Ben is an Open Organization Ambassador and frequent conference speaker. His personal website is Funnel Fiasco.


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