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Project Management Process – Phase 2 – Planning – Develop Project Design (#12 in the Hut Project Management Process)
By John Filicetti


The Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Architect on the project team will complete the project design with information gathered during the requirements phase along with additional detailed information from the customer team and customer environment. The designs will progress from Conceptual, through Logical, to Physical for many project types.

The design will be reviewed and validated before a final project design is created. All versions of the design should be placed in the project repository for reference. All design meetings should be documented and the Meeting Reports placed in the project repository.

In some cases, equipment will be required for project execution. If you project calls for equipment, obtain the equipment and track the equipment via an inventory list.


  • Analyze the business activities, needs, and data associated with the proposed solution
  • Develop the solution in terms of the automated and manual procedures
  • Develop proposed formats for input and output
  • Prepare the design to ensure a seamless transition to the new solution
  • Create Conceptual Design
  • Validate design with client
  • Create Logical Design
  • Validate design with client
  • Create Physical Design
  • Validate design with client
  • Obtain signoff for all designs
  • Identify any Issues


  • None

Owner of This Step

  • Project Manager with Project Team

Next in the Hut Project Management Process:

Project Management Process – Phase 2 – Planning – Submit Documents for Approval

Previously in the Hut Project Management Process:

Project Management Process – Phase 2 – Planning – Develop Project Management Plan

John F. Filicetti, PMP, MBA
John Filicetti is a Sr. Sales Engineer/PM-PMO-PPM Consultant with a great depth of experience and expertise in enterprise project management, project management methodologies, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Project Management Offices (PMOs), Governance, process consulting, and business management. John has directed and managed project management teams, created and implemented methodologies and practices, provided project management consulting, created and directed PMOs, and created consulting and professional services in such areas as project portfolio management, Governance, business process re-engineering, network systems integration, application development, infrastructure, and complex environments. John has enjoyed many years as PMO Director for large corpoations in the Seattle area and leads the PMO Roundtable discussion group and forum.

John has attained a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Education/Technology from Washington State University and an MBA from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.

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