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Can you imagine trying to herd cats? Just as cats sometimes have a mindset of their own, so do most of the GIS users in our organization and probably yours! The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is responsible for managing the fish and wildlife resources of the state. The GIS users of the agency represent professionals from many disciplines. In addition to the varied scope of work carried out at the commission, users are spread geographically across the entire state. The level of technical mastery of these users also varies greatly. These factors and others contribute toward increasing the difficulty of managing, tracking and coordinating GIS projects within the agency. This paper will serve as a discussion of the issues associated with coordination efforts and will offer suggestions on how to deal with the issues that occur in a large enterprise setting.