Thanks a lot for a very well articulated process for the biggest pain point for every design team. Although there is just one thing i must ask. When you decided to flip the disclosure of the atomic model, were there any alternatives that you also considered or tested. While i was reading i was comparing your document to bootstrap design guidelines. Bootstrap successfully does the same with help of templates but does introduce them at the end. I am wondering how will the designer:developer ratio in your audience would have impacted the decision.
Thanks again and looking forward for more interesting insights