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A "best practice" is a method or process that practitioners recognize (usually through experience and research) as being more effective at getting the job done than other methods (or processes).

While frequently used as a buzzword to describe good ideas, most "best practices" actually help folks get the work done more reliably, efficiently and effectively than average. Please keep in mind that a "best practice" for one industry is not necessarily the best way to get the job done in another industry.

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