One of the most important aspects when starting a new project is to hire the appropriate professionals for the job. Many clients ask me what they can do to make the best project while staying on budget. I in turn respond with a two part answer: First you need to spend the money to get the right people involved. Saving money or taking the lowest priced bidder has its consequences. The fees involved in paying good quality professionals makes the difference between success and failure. Do your research and ask many questions. What have they worked on? How do they work? What special services do they provide if any? This and many other questions will give you a picture of them and what they will deliver to you.