Planning ahead allows you to manage your staff and activities more effectively and guides the future of your hub in a controlled way. Whether you want your hub to grow or just continue to function effectively, it is crucial to be clear about the key components needed to prepare it for future success.
Looking outside the hub, identify opportunities to develop your hub and the potential barriers you will need to address, so as to ensure success, and to engage the community you want to serve.
Action → What are you going to do? Be specific - explain in detail the steps you are going to take. Use action words.
Resource → What information, equipment, etc. do you need? Are there any barriers you need to address?
Lead → Who is in charge? Does he/she have experience, motivation, skills? To whom does this person report?
Support → Who else has relevant knowledge or experience? Think about your team and your wider network.
Deadlines → When will it be accomplished? When and how do you update your progress?