Identifying the Stakeholders of WordPress

The WordPress Governance Project working out who we are.

The WordPress Governance Project is trying to explore and influence the governance of WordPress and the open web, and it’s issued some new research. This identifies the stakeholders involved in the WordPress project, and does so with the aim of better understanding the needs and desires of those stakeholders.

The hope is that: “Understanding the nuances of each stakeholder and their preferences, actions or relationships can better articulate the needs for governance in the WordPress project.”

Some of what the research uncovers will be familiar, but it’s worth a read as it’s a great example of exploring “common knowledge” and working out what’s actually driving it. It’s also a great example of really nicely done project management: “Deep understanding of a target audience is fundamental to creating exceptional products”.

This post first appeared in MasterWP, a weekly newsletter for WordPress professionals.

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