After brain storming and mind mapping a feasibility assessment has to be done.
Can the research be realized as outlined in the proposal plan derived from the mind map?
This analysis is conducted in the frame of the such-called SWOT approach. The SWOT analysis is a planning tool to ensure the feasibility of the planned activities. It recognizes that there are both internal and external factors that can affect the success of a project:
- the internal factors are addressed in the Strengths and Weaknesses
- the external factors in Opportunities and Threats).