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Open source project management is essentially about community building and plan for another group or entity to take it over... essentially a succession plan. First of all you need to attract talented and motivated people to take an interest in your project, participate and contribute. Your succession plan can eventually come out of this pool of ...


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Open source projects inherently embody one of the Agile Manifesto's main principles: The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. Making sure you create an environment for motivated individuals that supports their needs and empowers trust to get the job done is easier said than done, but essential for creating ...


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At first glance, the issue seems to be that the project isn't managed. Management of open source/volunteer efforts is an interesting challenge that deserves a paper/presentation. I mention this only to highlight that the question is, I think, more important/significant/on topic than it may initially appear. If I were to try to manage this project, my ...


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I would recommend looking into the Kanban Method. This method focuses on the flow of work rather than the more common agile "iterative and incremental" approach. Kanban starts with just a few basic ideas, all of which would be applicable to open source volunteer projects: Make the work visible as tasks on common visual board with at least the following ...


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This approach is not recommended because it will inflate the total work content Your question can apply to MS Project and open source Project Management tools such as ProjectLibre and OpenProject. Let us assume that you can do what you are asking: a way to create a highlevel task that will summarize all the subordinate tasks without indenting the ...


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Open-source projects are often associated with agile methodologies, but you shouldn't confuse the 2 concepts. The agile manifesto calls upon self-organising teams - in that sense, there is no project manager in the traditional sense. There are 3 roles in scrum the product owner - essentially the stakeholder's advocate the scrum master: providing ...


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You are looking for a way that all can participate on improvements of (e.g.) documents made by someone? This demands transparency regarding the change in order to enable other to check if the change fits their needs. You will achieve this transparency using a version control system. The version control system should enable everyone to keep their version ...


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