Step 5—Implementing the Plan

The right people are in the room, the right conversations have been had, a plan has been developed, and the tools to execute the plan have been identified and are in-hand. Now it’s time to get to work. If the first steps were done right, this should be the easy part.

Resources:

Scott Berkun—The Art of Project Management: How to Make Things Happen (2005)

A unique and overly frank approach to being an effective project manager. From knowing your priorities and how to say no, to being a savvy with your approach to interpersonal communication, this gets at a lot of the high points of managing a complex project. 16 pages. Easy reading level. Read More…

University of North Carolina Environmental Finance Center—Crosswalking between Gray and Green Infrastructure for Budget Officers (2014)

Discusses how the local government budget process needs to adapt to some of the characteristics that make GSI distinct from the gray approach. As communities launch GSI projects, shortcomings in the budgeting process can falsely create a bad first impression. Local government budget officers are rarely the target audience for the tools and resources being developed in the GSI field. This publication provides tools for planning for certain key attributes of GSI in the budget process. 9 pages. Intermediate reading level. Read More…

Water Alternatives—Finding Practical Approaches to Integrated Water Resources Management (2010)

This paper discusses a range of lighter, more pragmatic and context-adapted approaches, strategies and entry points to IWM. The authors argue that a more service-orientated, locally rooted and balanced approach that better matches contexts and capacities should build on such strategies, in addition to the necessary but long-term policy reforms and river basin institution-building at higher levels. 14 pages. Difficult reading level. Read More...