Starting a Systems Project
Confirming the Plan and Launching the Project
Dealing with a Reduced Budget
Expanding the Project Team
Publishing Interdisciplinary Systems Work
Progress is made one step at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments. —David Joseph Schwartz
The strategies discussed in previous chapters are the foundation of effective agricultural systems research, and they provide the basis for this final chapter on how to carry out systems projects. This chapter ties together key aspects of implementing a systems project, including planning and start-up, financial management and organizational structure, and it provides advice on troubleshooting.