The fourth beta release of Program Management for Open Source Projects is now available from the The Pragmatic Bookshelf. In this release, I added a chapter on making good decisions.
It can be really easy to fall into one of two extremes: making everything a public referendum on one end and dictating from smoke-filled back rooms on the other. The former increases engagement but takes a lot of work and doesn’t necessarily lead to better outcomes. The latter is quick but robs you of valuable input and can drive contributors away. A good decision-making process strikes a balance between the two.
If you’ve already purchased a beta copy, thank you! You should have received a notification that an update is available. This release—and future releases—are already yours. If you haven’t purchased the book yet, you can buy it DRM-free in PDF, epub, and mobi formats directly from The Pragmatic Bookshelf. If you find something confusing, missing, wrong, or otherwise “buggy” in this or any other chapter, you can let me know.
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