What is Project Design?
In the Project Design Stage the Project Manager details how the project will be managed and governed. The Project Plan is targeted at funders, management and Project Managers. It is used in all later Stages to manage the project.
Project Design differs from the Operational Planning Stage in that you are thinking at a higher level about managing the project. For example:
A. How will decisions be made and who has the authority?
B. If the Implementation Phase must happen in August, then when does the money have to be secured to start the project?
C. What staff training is required and when?