Design phase The Design phase is when your requirements are being interpreted by the solution design teams / evaluated by the software vendors.
You role here is typically to:
★ Review the solution documents
★ Work closely with solution designer and architects to ensure requirements are clear
★ Keep the stakeholders engaged to reassure them their requirements are implemented as specified in the business requirement artefacts. In some projects, such as agile projects, this part of the iteration will have close involvement of stakeholder’s right through the SDLC.
★ Manage the changes to requirements both from the business and from your solution designer’s point of view through a change control process. It is a great time to actively start using the requirements traceability matrix!