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Scope Your Project

Focus your project's purpose with scoping questions and examples that will help you identify management needs and intended users.

 Understand the Management Need

Identify and understand the management need that will focus and drive a project.

  • Leverage boundary spanners.
  • Gather background information on the issue.

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 Get to Know Intended User Needs

Ask the people who are working on a management issue to articulate management needs from their perspective.

  • Map out the needs of potential intended users.

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 Define Your Project's Purpose

Explore best practices to focus your project's problem statement.

  • Keep your project simple, focused, and manageable.
  • Articulate the core purpose of your project.
  • Learn about categories of management needs.

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 Additional Resources

Explore more resources that can help you conceptualize your collaborative science project. Examples: needs assessments, logic models, and others.

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