The development and implementation of a solution as part of the built environment must consider the issues of:
- Overall objective and requirements
- Development strategy and scope
- Cost and schedule implications
- The overarching methodology and approach
The project methodology needs to define the functional needs and requirements as part of an integrated process while considering such issues as; operational needs, inbound/outbound logistics, resource provisioning, staffing and business considerations.
These issues together with site related issues need to be considered while seeking areas for productivity improvement, incorporating an analysis of competing ventures and applicable technologies.
An evaluation of the alternatives enables the definition of the preferred option and brief.
This provides a control document for the further development of the project while meeting overall goals.