6. Motivation

Much as you design the software system, you must design the project to build the system. This includes accurately calculating the planned duration and cost, devising several good execution options, scheduling resources, and even validating your plan to ensure it is sensible and feasible. Project design requires understanding the dependencies between services and activities, the critical path of integration, the staff distribution, and the risks involved. All of these challenges stem from your system design, and addressing them properly is an engineering task. As such, it is up to you, the software architect, as the engineer in charge, to design the project.

You should think of project design as a continuation of the system design ...

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