Partnering FAQs

Introduction

Overview

Checklists

Finding Partners

Managing expectations

Making the commitment

Getting started

Sustainability

Final checklist

Last updated:
08/05/05
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Do I need partners to do what I want to do?

Would I be a good partner?

Is consortium working manageable?

YES, if every partner knows why they are in the project, what contribution they are making and what results they are expecting. Everyone should be able to answer the questions: &qu;Who’s doing what, and why?&qu;

But NO if:

  • there are conflicts of interest or hidden agendas - to be successful, a project needs partners who are willing to share information and support each other
  • members have not planned how to meet their obligations, are unsure about the project objectives or are uncertain about the risks.

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