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Handling Design Reviews When a Decision Maker Isn't There

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I recently came across a fantastic article about why it’s so important for decision makers on a project to be present during project meetings and design reviews. The author of that article relives some of his past difficulties in tracking down decision makers and offers the stern advice to cancel a project review if the decision maker can’t make that meeting. While reading through the article (which was funny, so you should read it), I was reminded of my own project experiences in which a decision maker wasn’t brought in at the right time. Whether you’re in-house or working at an agency, you’ve probably experienced this problem and felt the impacts on the project.

I’d love to know: What things have you done to help mitigate the effects of decision makers not being in the right meetings at the right time?