Will it fly?

March 27, 2009

Or, How to Determine How Hard It Will Be To Make Your Idea Real: A Framework for Evaluation of Stakeholder Support of Initiatives.

Make a list of everyone affected by your proposal.

Now give each person a letter-grade:


A: Will fight for and support your idea.

B: Supports your idea but won’t actively help.

C: Doesn’t support your idea but won’t actively fight it.

D: Will fight against your idea.


To succeed, you need more powerful A’s than C’s and no powerful D’s.

It’s a simple system but it works in many scenarios.


One Response to “Will it fly?”

  1. Nick Says:

    Isn’t this what they already do for the IEEE conference when accepting papers?

    Funny how an A,C,C is probably worth more than a B,B,B

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