Interactive Producers are terrible knowledge sharers. We get too caught up managing projects to worry about how we manage our own work. And for the most part, the Producer community is less passionate about their craft (See the UX or Design communities if you disagree). So we go about creating our own templates, our own way of doing things, cobbled together Excel formulas and checklists, based on legacy templates, limited exposure to other Producers; and tough lessons learned in the past.
So I was excited today to find this gem of a checklist from Winston Binch, available on his blog. He's a Partner at the well-respected CP+B, and and once held a Producer title himself. It lists out steps to ensure no matter how big or small the project is, you're following a consistent process, using consistent documents and not missing a beat. Each agency should have their own version of this checklist. Thanks Winston.