CNI At Barra Science Festival 2023
In the context of CNI, a project will aim to develop, deliver or operate a facility or initiative in the community. It will serve to implement the Community Climate Action Plan.
For any significant project, action or intervention there are a series of activities and tasks which need which have different requirements and characteristics.
- Need and basis of the proposal confirmed.
- Lead development group/body constituted.
Preferred options identified and early agreements (such as heads of terms with landowners) secured where necessary.
Planning and other permissions secured to allow development in earnest and exclusive rights secured as now often have monetary value.
- Finalised construction and/or operational plans.
- Financial close and/or funding secured wherever necessary.
- A confirmed mandate and support in your community for the detailed project plan.
- Buy in construction/technical expertise.
- Carry out elements of the project e.g., install turbine.
- Project runs and begins to benefit the community
- Funding reporting and maintenance planning
The project is closed in a planned way, maintaining assets and resource where possible.
Project evaluation-including learnings which are shareable with both your own community and others.
Broad timescales should be assigned where possible. With this and the main elements of the project action plan, it is possible to progress and identify potential resources. Additionally, it allows you to identify people you may need to work with, or influence.
Alongside this timeline, for all but the most minor activities, most of these stages usually require simultaneous action and planning across several parallel workstreams. Typically, these can be described as:
It is also good to recognise these parallel workstreams and plan for how you manage this simultaneous working and how they can be inter-dependent, with each often interacting with and sometimes being dependent on or rate-limiting other actions.
Top tips for Project Planning:
Raasay Group Discussion