Step 2: Validating Stakeholder Requirements

Following the identification of the stakeholder requirements and the creation of the initial document that combines them into a coherent—albeit conflicting—whole, it's time for the next stage of the design process, which is the validation of the requirements. The key elements of this stage are achieving consensus where potential conflicts exist and assigning priorities to all aspects of the proposed solution.

Achieving Consensus

No networking solution implementation occurs in a vacuum. If you are able to design an entire solution from the ground up without much concern for integration with existing systems, consider yourself fortunate because you can design the appropriate supporting components at the ...

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