Partnering FAQs

Introduction

Overview

Checklists

Finding Partners

Managing expectations

Making the commitment

Getting started

Sustainability

Final checklist

Last updated:
08/05/05
web-weaver:  neil@neilsandford.co.uk 

Do I need partners to do what I want to do?

Would I be a good partner?

NO, if your organisation is unsure it can meet its obligations, or is unwilling to invest time and effort in understanding partners
OR
if your involvement depends too heavily on the enthusiasm of just a few individuals.

But YES, if:

  • you are prepared to treat your partners as you would your customers - listen to their needs, respect their concerns and honour the commitments you make to them
    AND
  • you secure the backing of your senior management, brief them regularly and allocate the right staff and resources to the project.

Is consortium working manageable?

What do I need to do to manage the risks and responsibilities?