In this stage, the main goal is to formulate the issue. A clear understanding of the problem is essential for productive completion of this 8-stage process. The success of your adaptation effort will be strongly influenced by how well Stages 1 and 2 are considered. In particular, it is important that there is a clear understanding of:
This information will inform your approach to risk analysis, options appraisal and decision making, as well as informing who should be involved in the assessment process.