Thoughts about the Mission, Vision and Values of the OutSystems Community.

By Alexandra Bowen on 5 Jan (2 weeks ago)

As a new Community Manager here at OutSystems, I started to reflect on our Vision/Mission and Values that will help feed into the development of new Community Guidelines and a Code of Conduct. 

Given that:
Vision is how you see the world in the future.
Mission is how your community/project is working to create that future.
Values are the principles that guide your community/project's internal conduct and its relationship with its users, and partners.

Seen in the OutSystems Small Book of The Few Big Rules - Let's "Ask Why".
Why are we here? Why are we doing what we are doing? Why is this important?


So, I tried to put my thoughts on paper:

OutSystems Community

  • Vision: Creating a space for the greater OutSystems community to learn, grow, share and support each other and the ecosystem. Build a great Community around a great Product, AND a great Product around a great Community!
  • Mission: Building and growing OutSystems with and through the help of a vibrant, supportive, smart and friendly community.
  • Values: Be Helpful, Contribute your Ideas, Ask Why, Communicate to Be Understood, Excel, Challenge the Status Quo, Deal with a Crisis While it is Small, Your Participation Counts, Community Belongs to All of Us.

We aid everyones success with OutSystems by connecting them to a vibrant, supportive, smart and friendly community.


Any feedback?

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Nuno Reis6 Jan (2 weeks ago)

Values are perfect. I can never tell apart missions and visions. I simply remember that we have "a simple goal and a lot of work to get there", aka, "the mission should be longer that the vision". So I suggest small changes:


Vision: Build a great Community around a great Product, AND a great Product around a great Community!


Mission:

-Creating a space for the greater OutSystems community to learn, grow, share and support each other and the ecosystem.

-Building and growing OutSystems with and through the help of a vibrant, supportive, smart and friendly community.

-Promoting the product, the community and the members of the community to build a bigger and stronger community.


What do you say?

Alexandra Bowen20 Jan (2 days ago)

I like it Nuno! Only thing is this sentence:


-Promoting the product, the community and the members of the community to build a bigger and stronger community.


I don't really see the communities mission as actively "promoting the product", rather, creating a support community around a product to better the use and understanding of it...Thoughts?