Resource Assessment

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To get any idea off the ground, you’ll need a good idea of the partnerships you can count on and the resources you can leverage. A Resource Assessment will help get you there.

There are two key considerations to keep in mind as you make your assessment:

  • Who are your partners?
  • What is the scale of your project?

Four Steps to a Successful Resource Assessment

  1. Make a list of people, both within your organization and outside of it, who can help move particular pieces of your idea forward. For example, if the idea involves your brand, get the branding committee behind it.
  2. Meet with the people you identified to discuss your idea — ask what they love about the idea and what they think you should build on to improve it — and then create an action plan. The key here is to start building relationships and collecting feedback from these essential people.
  3. Next, you’ll need to consider the scale of your project and where you will need to seek help. Do you have the resources internally, or will you need to hire additional team members? Make a list of the different tasks that need to be completed.
  4. Then, assign who will be responsible for each task to determine gaps. Consider skill set and bandwidth.