Extract from Doug Austin’s article “The Most Important eDiscovery Phase is the One That Drives All the Other Phases”
Pop quiz, which EDRM phase is the most important (not counting Information Governance, which is an entire discipline unto itself)?
Is it Preservation? Review? Production?
No, the most important EDRM phase is the one that drives all the other phases – Presentation!
Why is Presentation the most important EDRM phase? Because it is the one that all the other phases are designed to support. Presentation is reason that all the other eDiscovery phases exist, yet it’s the one that’s probably discussed least on eDiscovery blogs.
You Play to Win the Game!
When he was the head coach of the New York Jets in 2002, Herm Edwards was asked (by a reporter after a game that the Jets lost, taking them to 2-5 on the season) whether he had to talk to his team about not giving up on the season. His response was this:
“This is what’s great about sports. YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!” – Edwards responded emphatically.