How should work get done?
In a project of this scale, it is natural to distribute work among multiple parties. Teams of individuals who share common expertise might be tasked with goals such as building a set of services, evaluating standards or tools, or producing a set of recommendations. In other cases, groups may form because of common interest and choose to tackle problems in their shared domains. Finally, geographic location may dictate yet a different model for face-to-face collaboration. In a consortium including multiple institutions with varying levels of commitment and resources, how should such teams be formed, managed, and evaluated? Extending this line of questions further, how should we think about these issues from a disciplinary or geographic perspective? How might virtual collaboration help or hinder collaboration? Given the broad range of collaborative possibilities, how do we keep everything in sync? Are there models we should consider for structuring teams and tasks in the project? What works and what doesn't? What should we avoid? Are there examples we should explore?
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