The project reference group is a number of stakeholders brought together to discuss and deal with operational issues for the project. Members may be part of the main project team, but, also, clients/users who will be impacted by the outcomes of the projects. Reference group members should:
- Bring operational issues from their areas to the reference group meetings.
- Look for collaborative solutions.
- Disseminate needed information and actions resulting from the reference group meetings to their areas.
- Act as a team for the sake of the project.
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