What It Is
In the Plan Stage your team will answer two questions: "What does our team's solution look like?" and "What is required to get the work done?"
- You'll begin with the next step of the Engineering Design Process—Brainstorm Solutions—where you will research possible solutions to the Future City challenge and choose the best one.
Next your team will use the Project Plan to plan how to complete each deliverable. You'll map out milestones and tasks, create a schedule, assign roles, and identify resources needed.
With a plan in place, you're ready to Design It — write a first draft of your City Essay and create a scaled map for your City Model. The draft and map work as prototypes for your final deliverables. Prototypes help you evaluate your ideas, plan resources, and anticipate possible roadblocks when it is time to create your final designs.
Remember: The better planned a project is, the more likely it will go smoothly!
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