Design Approach Plan

What is the Design Approach Plan?

The Design Approach Plan defines the approach that is to be taken to ensure that the solution for the Project satisfies the Project’s requirements.

The Design Approach Plan is used to define how the Project plans to define, document and gain approval for the Project’s solution design.

Document Contents

The "Project Details" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
ID - Title The unique Project identifier and the title of the Project. These properties are set on the Project and cannot be modified within the Design Approach Plan.
Description The Project description. This property is set on the Project and cannot be modified within the Design Approach Plan.
Background Describes where the idea for the Project originated. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Design Approach Plan.
Objectives Describes what the Project is to achieve. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Design Approach Plan.
Justification Describes the justification for the Project in terms of cost versus benefit. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Design Approach Plan.
Sponsor(s) The Project Sponsor is a senior management position whose role is to own the Project and to ensure that the benefits are fully realised. This property is set on the Project Mandate and cannot be modified within the Design Approach Plan.

The "Project Scope" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Included Scope Items

Describes in detail the Project’s included scope items.

List of Scope Items.

These items come from the Scope Statement and cannot be modified within the Design Approach Plan.

Scope Items displayed are sorted in ascending order by Order Index and paged to 10 items per page.

Excluded Scope Items

Describes in detail the Project’s excluded scope items.

List of Scope Items.

These items come from the Scope Statement and cannot be modified within the Design Approach Plan.

Scope Items displayed are sorted in ascending order by Order Index and paged to 10 items per page.

The "Requirements" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Requirement Elements

Describes the functional and none functional requirements for the Project.

List of Requirement Elements.

These items come from the Requirements Specification and cannot be modified within the Design Approach Plan.

Elements displayed are sorted in ascending order by ID.

Element's Attachments can be displayed by using the row details feature of the TreeList.

The "Approach Plan" tab has the following properties:

Name Description Possible Values
Narrative Describes the overall design approach. Rich Text.
Steps

Describes the individual steps that are required to define, document and gain approval for the project’s solution design.

List of Steps.

Steps displayed are sorted in ascending order by ID and paged to 25 items per page.