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Managing volunteers


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Managing volunteers

  1. 1. Managing Volunteers Master on Free Software
  2. 2. Introduction Dealing with people in a project is getting people ● to agree and work together ● Requires people specifically dedicated to this ● Requires more social than technical skills Master on Free Software
  3. 3. Why do they volunteer? Interested in making good software ● ● Interested in fixing bugs that are important for them ● ... ● That is what they say ● Understanding their true motivations is crucial Master on Free Software
  4. 4. Delegation A political, social and motivational tool ● ● You trusted him to handle the task ● Did you do it on a public forum? ● Pressure ● Engagement ● Authority Master on Free Software