chapter  3
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Concept

The activities where the broadest possible brush paints a picture of the product and processes are the concept phase of the program or project (see Figure 3.1). The conceptual approaches identified from the project, process, and product perspective place constraints on future possibilities. Costs and feature limitations grow into powerful constraints on the product and process-a risk that grows during later phases. It is important to understand the nature of these boundary conditions since they confine future movement within the project-motivating prioritization of early project work.