I was not prepared to have a packed room for this DevConf.CZ talk. I also thought the content seemed obvious. But the audience loved it. It’s a good reminder that what seems obvious when you do the job everyday is not obvious when you don’t. Had I been more clairvoyant, I’d have titled it “Aligning ducks”.
Date: 27 January 2019
Location: Brno, Czechia
Abstract: Large open source projects are complex. Whether you have someone formally filling the role or not, your project is performing project management tasks. This talk covers some of the key work that project managers perform in community projects. This includes managing schedules, tracking changes, leading meetings, and coordinating resources, with a particular emphasis on how this applies to volunteer communities and not just corporate projects.