Episode 28

Human-Centric Operations and Metrics with Sophia Vargas


12 February 2021

41 mins 41 secs

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About this Episode


Georg Link | Dawn Foster | Daniel Izquierdo


Sophia Vargas



Show Notes

[00:02:12] Sophia tells us about what she does at Google and her journey to getting where she is right now.

[00:06:15] We learn what Sophia does within the Open Source Programs Office.

[00:08:33] Dawn asks Sophia how she looks at the life cycle of these open source projects in aggregate because it’s such a huge amount of projects.

[00:11:06] Georg is curious to know Google’s approach to differentiate and generalize projects and the dynamics within the projects and Sophia tells us what they do for teams to learn more about their own projects.

[00:16:27] Daniel wants to know what Sophia learned from FOSDEM as the first steps in the OSPO movement.

[00:18:42] Since Sophia came from analyzing technology projects at Forrester, to now analyzing open-source projects, Dawn wonders what was different and what was the same about those two experiences.

[00:23:48] We learn how coming to CHAOSS informed Sophia’s work and where she hopes CHAOSS will go as a project in the future.

[00:28:57] Daniel asks Sophia if there’s any specific area that she is missing in CHAOSS that she would like to start working on, and she shares something. Also, Daniel talks about a survey done with ASF.

[00:35:01] Sophia tells us where you can follow her work and connect with her online.

Value Adds (Picks) of the week

  • [00:35:55] Georg’s pick is a game called Jackbox.TV.
  • [00:36:55] Dawn’s pick is Tabletop Simulator and two fun games, Munchkin and Gloomhaven.
  • [00:38:08] Daniel’s picks are the board game Pandemic and discovering Pilates.
  • [00:39:00] Sophia’s picks are learning how to cook again and the Farmers’ Market.


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