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Lay The Project Foundation. Posted on 12/19/2001.

My biz partner Janice's latest piece has been published, "Groundwork for Project Success." I love this piece, because I think the issues at hand here are among *the most important* in any design project, and are often woefully overlooked, as they're not typically considered "design." At Adaptive Path, we stress these early phases in our work, for the simple fact that if you don't get everyone on board from the outset, all the best design efforts in the world will very likely go for naught. These steps provide insurance for success. Because I hate it when designs I'm working on never see the light of day.

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