After you have a firm set of requirements, focus on design. This
determines you\'re going to satisfy requirements with least cost.
The design should fully describe what components and configurations
are necessary to satisfy the requirements. Through the design
process, produce a design specification that highlights the chosen
design elements and provides a diagram indicating the placement of
points within the facility. For smaller networks, you may only spend
a day or so designing the solution. In larger implementations, it
may take weeks or months fully define enough technical detail before
moving forward with the acquisition hardware and installation
services. These larger projects will likely benefit from simulation,
prototyping, or pilot testing as part of the design to ensure you\'ve
the right choices and the requirements are fully realizable.