Process: Scope for Innovation
Looking for the chance to innovate and answer "Why make this at all?"...
Setting "Goal Posts", "Crystallising a Vision" and working by "Accepting all Considerations, but choosing at the end which take priority" is how I work towards a "Success".
This transparency works just as well for me as an individual on a solo project, as it does with the client to see and know where we are going. It is recorded and agreed. Of course, it can evolve and change over time, and often does. It likely should as we learn more. But, it is an open communication and simply documented way to easefully work forward.
It can be the road map that makes it clearer for clients to see an overall picture of where we are and even to get familiar with terms that are native to designers, but jargon to others.