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Designing Wide Area Networks and Internetworks: A Practical Guide by J. Scott Marcus

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4. Preliminary Design: Overview

These are heady times! If you are ready to begin the preliminary design phase, it generally means that you have passed some significant milestones.

Image You have achieved enough of a working consensus about requirements to enable you to know what you are building, and why.

Image Your management has allocated enough time and money to afford a reasonable prospect of actually delivering the network you are setting out to build.

The preliminary design phase is perhaps the most intellectually stimulating phase of the design process. ...

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