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Expert PHP and MySQL: Application Design and Development by Marc Rochkind

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CHAPTER 1

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Project Organization

Well begun is half done.

—Aristotle

Aristotle was exaggerating, but I’m sure his point, way ahead of its time, was that without the right beginning your software development efforts may come to naught. If you organize the project well at the start, keeping it on track will lead to success. In this chapter I explain the essential determinants of success, how to make sure they’re in place, and how to keep your project focused on them. Then I touch a bit on two practical matters: how to stay out of legal trouble and how to get paid.

People Determine Success

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