Elements of Project Management for Free/Libre/Open Works (FLOW)Joseph Potvin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the past five years many commercial and government organizations worldwide have added a mandatory requirement in their competitive procurement processes, stating that project managers must hold either:
â€¢ PMP Certification (Project Management Professional) based on the PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) which is published by the Project Management Institute; or
â€¢ PRINCE2 Certification (Projects in Controlled Environments, v.2), which is published by the Office of Government Commerce, UK.
Certainly these "de facto standards" have substantive merit, and recently they have incorporated agile methods and processes . But both lack any evident accommodation of the core free/libre/open project management methods and processes that have come to prominence in business and government. PMP practices and the PRINCE2 methodology anticipate projects that evolve under exclusive organizational terms. And their governing bodies adopt restrictive intellectual rights stances towards how PMBoK and PRINCE2 evolve and are disseminated .
This BoF will discuss the approach and contents of a draft paper intended for publication that proposes the documentation, dissemination and procurement use of a "Free/Libre/Open Works Body of Knowledge" (FLOWBoK). This builds upon the author's 2013 development of an advanced "Course on Business Value-Maximization and Risk-Minimization with Free/Libre/Open Works", undertaken for an experienced free/libre/open development team at a global Fortune 500 firm. The FLOWBoK intiative was very recently found to be coincident and synergistic with autonomous steps by Tony Wasserman of the Open Source Initiative's "Outreach and Learning Committee" to create a FOSSBoK . True to form, discussions are under way towards collaboration.
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