Importance of Project Design Stages

Successful projects, particularly big budget ones, were not developed overnight. These projects have undergone several stages. Missing any one stage may cause disastrous effects on the projects leading to project delivery failure.

Conceptual Design
To develop your project ideas into a more tangible perspective.
Front End Engineering and Design (FEED)
To explore possibilities to enable better control on the outcome of ideas, getting the final result without delay but more importantly without overshooting your budget. All ideas need to be developed at this stage of the project.
Detail Design
The final stage of the design aspect of your project. Only minor, unforeseen and uncontrollable by the project team need to be implemented at this stage. Injecting radical changes at this stage could mean redevelopment of the project concepts leading to project delays and budget overshoot.

The project scope should be clear cut between the consultant and the client before starting the project. This will ensure that the consultant will deliver the project as client has expected. Any deviation on scope need to be agreed upon by both parties as this will affect timing and budget.