Design entails the application of scientific, technical, and practical knowledge to a problem in order to define an acceptable solution. For complex problems, the first step of the design process is problem definition, where the broad outlines of the problem are refined into a definite set of needs. Then design proceeds, and the elements of the design are developed through a process of planning and decision making with the intent to fulfill a definite set of purposes. Whether the design team is one person or many, the best solutions to complex problems are attained through a well-structured design process.
For the execution of a complex scope of work, the benefit of schedule design lays down the foundation for schedule ...