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Before you do any more detailed planning, before beginning to discuss or actually take action, determine what success would look like, what needs to be accomplished.
What will success look like? What problem are we trying to solve? What will be different when we are done?
Write down the big picture Roadmap (the various dimensions of the project) so important components will not be forgotten and unnecessary steps will be eliminated.
You will be able to work backward from the destination, review your objectives, and debate various approaches before getting bogged down in the detailed steps.
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