I'm looking for literature (articles, blog posts, books) that covers "succession planning" for IT/sysadmin in activist groups. Like, for a volunteer group, what happens if your IT person just leaves? What are best practices so that the group isn't locked out of their web hosting etc (simply through lack of information rather than malice on the previous IT person's fault)
In my experience, succession planning in volunteer groups is poor, even in techie groups I've seen people fall massively foul of this.
Long time since I read it but it sounds like something that should be covered in one of the later chapters of The principles of Systems and Network administration by Limoncelli and Hogan.
(It covers a number of such topics including full chapters on hiring sysadmins, firing sysadmins, "being happy" and a lot more. I even think there is a chapter on managing management.)
@darius "The Practice of System and Network Administration", by Thomas A. Limoncelli and Christine Hogan, is full of good advice. The "firing system administrators" chapter seems relevant.
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