Before creating a new project, it is important that we know
The facilitator will ask the participants either individually or in groups, depending on if it is an individual or group project, to reflect on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats they can identify regarding the creation of a new project, using a SWOT worksheet (see below).
Encourage them to go dig deep within themselves to extract all their strengths within themselves. They should freely express what they envision.
After some time, a space for reflection should be opened to share part of their discoveries.
This activity will help the participant feel more prepared to start creating a new project as they will have a visual board of all the strengths, they already possess and opportunities they face, which will make them more confident in their capabilities. Recognizing their weaknesses and foreseeing their threats will also help them feel more empowered when planning a new project as they will already know what to avoid.
Example of a SWOT Analysis when creating a new project:
|What advantages do I/we have? What am I/we doing right? What resources do I/we have? What are those virtues or strengths others say I/we have?
|What could I/we do wrong? What should I/we avoid? What is holding me/us back? What do I/we need to improve?
|Who can help me? What are the opportunities that I have? Of all the opportunities, which one could I do best?
|What do I/we consider a threat? What are my/our obstacles? What do I/we have to change in my/our environment?
- What were we trying to accomplish? Start by restating the objectives you were trying to hit.
- Where did we hit (or miss) our objectives? Review your results, and ensure the group is aligned.
- What caused our results?
- What should we start, stop, or continue doing?
- Now what?
- Where did we hit (or miss) our objectives?