Develop a Formal Action Plan: Goals (2013)

Description: This guide covers the very first step in developing a formal action plan – defining goals, using the Sacramento River Basin as an example to illustrate points. It is vetted as excellent, but does contain some confusion about whether goals should be time-bound or not.  Project goals should be, but desired future state (which is a goal) does not have to be.  It does not have guidance on how to manage situation where there is insufficient data.

Full citation: Foundations of Success. (2013). Step 2A Develop a Formal Action Plan: Goals. Foundations of Success. Bethesda Maryland, USA.

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