At this point, the project team should have a complete set of requirements to work from, a set of direction-setting strategies and a Conceptual Systems Design. The design process comes next. Even if the project was small and the requirements were simple, there is still a mental design process that occurs in between understanding the requirements and starting to construct. Design becomes more and more important as the project becomes larger and more complex. Once you complete the requirements, you will typically see a myriad of alternatives for construction. These alternatives include the tools and technology you will you utilize, the scalability of the solution, and the structure of the components you will build. The Design Phase is where you look at the many potential solutions and narrow down the choices to determine the most effective and efficient way to construct the solution. The Design Phase answers the questions about "how" you will build the best solution.