Like I said last week, Webtechniques is always interesting. And the trend continues with an article in the February 2002 issue titled Groundwork for Project Success. This article echoes another that used to be available at UIweb.com under the title of "Critical thinking in web/interface design part 2: idea generation" but the site seems to be gone these days. Fortunately Google has a cached version of that article.
Both articles are well worth the read if you are going to find yourself as a stake holder in a given web site/application project. Note: Being a stake holder doesn't mean being an investor or a client. Being a stake holder is being someone who makes a contribution to the success of a given project (which still might be money ;^).