Design to schedule model

It is said to be the most efficient model in terms of timing and scheduling. It is believed that this model utilizes the same process as that of the Staged Delivery model in a sense that there is a “deliverable” at every stage; however, it does not hold the same predictability as the former and at times, a product’s full potential may not be developed. All the same, the Design to Schedule model can ensure that the product is going to be ready at any time necessary.


This particular model indicates that a project team’s ability to provide “deliverables” at any stage is more important than the cost it will incur, and whether or not the needs or goals have been met. This makes it more ideal for well-structured systems because if some factors are not solid, chances are, this model will not work for this particular project. Moreover, it would require skilled management to be part of the project team, who can correctly conduct planning and implementation perfectly, as corrections are almost not tolerated in this type of model.

It is also noteworthy to mention that time is often not utilized well when using the Design to Schedule model. With so much time set aside for planning, many of the ideas and proposals may not even be included during the last few stages because of resource constraint.

The Design to Schedule model is suitable for projects that are made out of proven systems and structures. It works best for those that can provide heavy supervision because if errors are committed within the course of the project, it may greatly affect its entirety. But because there is constant implementation and testing on every specific objective- which is set depending on how the project team has deemed it to be important, there is less likelihood for systems and processes to be jeopardized. For this reason, a lot of companies employ this model when they are handling some important projects.

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