Now that you’ve dedicated the past nine weeks to further developing and refining your scholar-practitioner skills, you are more fully prepared to have knowledgeable and substantive discussions with practicum site leaders and your preceptor about the organizational challenges they face, and to collaborate with them in evaluating those challenges as candidates for a prospective capstone project.
Considering Potential Barriers
As you move forward, keep in mind the most common barriers to successful capstone projects so that you can act to eliminate, overcome, or prevent them from arising. Barriers to successful capstone projects can be related to topic choice, Capella University requirements, capstone project characteristics, individual project features, the amount or quality of evidence, organizational barriers, individual actions, timelines, or other issues you might identify that are not specifically addressed in this course.
A number of potential project barriers have been presented for your consideration this week. As you think ahead to your doctoral practicum and capstone project, do the following:
Either discuss any additional barriers or issues and specific actions to eliminate, overcome, or prevent them from arising.
Or elaborate on any of the barriers and strategies you’ve read about this week.
Reflect on what you’ve learned in this course by addressing the following:
Which key lessons learned will be most valuable in preparing for your upcoming keystone and capstone courses?
To what extent do you feel prepared to plan for and execute a future capstone project?
Which concerns or questions do you have at this point for which you would welcome some feedback?
What specific advice might you offer to your colleagues?