The design phase standards focus on design issues that have a significant impact on a project’s implementation. These standards reinforce the ProPack I “standards of quality” and underscore the relationship between a project’s design and its successful management. The design phase standards also highlight the important role that CRS’ local partners play in grounding project design in the reality on the ground.
The design phase project management standards emphasize design actions that require strong cross-discipline coordination among program, finance, human resources, and other operations staff. This coordination is critical to create an important condition for effective project management: the proper alignment of project activities, resources, and timelines.