Part Six - sustainability




Finding Partners

Managing expectations

Making the commitment

Getting started


Dominance of a single partner
Lack of consensus
Poorly motivated partners
Dependence on key personnel

Final checklist

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Although a well-balanced consortium should be able to survive the loss of a key personality or project champion (or, preferably, avoid building such a dependency into the consortium in the first place) individuals do leave projects, for a variety of reasons. The project definition that forms part of the Consortium Agreement should help ensure that the project vision is shared between partners and not simply held by one person. The Consortium Agreement may also contain specific provision for the loss of key individuals, firstly by identifying who they are and the reason for their significance and secondly by defining the terms under which the consortium can requisition the participation of that person beyond their scheduled and committed involvement.