A Good Strategy is like a Good Movie
The title of this quick post came up in a recent discussion I had with a business partner. After further reflection, I find this very true. It is applicable to all forms of strategy including design. So let me reword this:
A good design strategy is like a good movie. A beautiful sum of parts that come together under great direction.
Who do we have? The actor, the script writer, the sound guys, the casting crew, support crew, and let us also not forget the director.
Who do you want to be? I suggest the director if you want to really make a change.
It is how and the way it all comes together, the various still images and sound, that makes a movie great. Miss a part or segment (for example by censoring) it seems to all fall apart.
Similarly, everyone in your development team has a role to play. More importantly, no one is above anyone else nor should anyone be excluded. Sometimes as designers we forget eh?