The Network Design project gives you the opportunity to practice developing an integrated business and network design strategy for a pre-selected topic listed in the topic selection section of this document, or it allows you to select your own topic to write about. This assignment should truly make the course “come alive” through application of the principles about which you’ve been reading in your book and provided by your instructor. As your instructor, I will look at your Network Design Plan from the point of view of a business proposal or Response for Proposal or Quote. Have you thought through and considered your options? Have you provided details of your proposal? Have you looked at the entire strategy, the “big picture”, while still considering the more operational elements that make for a successful implementation? How well written and persuasive is the plan?