The selection of a project accomplishes more than its simple outcome hints. The process identifies both present and future projects, showing where projects might be combined and building relationships. Choose the right project and we can bring a contentious group together. Choose the wrong project and we invite more dissension while proving the approach doesn't work.

1. For a new group, identify projects that cause them the most frustration and that can be accomplished with the people and time available. We want to tackle something they see as beneficial and that has a good chance of success.

2. Always get skeptics on the team. Their participation means we have an alternate and cautionary point of view that will improve the project. When the project succeeds, the skeptics will be the biggest supporters of these methods.

3. Keep a list of potential projects visible to everyone while the first one is in progress. A large sheet on a common wall is good. Let people add to it as ideas come up.

4. Keep the project as simple as possible. We want to fix one thing and then move to the next. There is always a temptation to add more factors and complexity to a project. Resist that temptation.