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These requirements are available for use by all of the design agents during the design activity. Once it has been established that the system is capable of working with those requirements, a rough-design is attempted. 2 Rough-design Rough-design is poorly understood at present, but it serves at least two purposes. First, those values on which much of the rest of the design depends will be decided and checked. If they can't be achieved then there is little point going on with the rest of the design.
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Constraints), by executing each plan item in turn and then checking the exit conditions. A plan item can be a task, a constraint, a design request of a specialist, a rough-design request of a specialist, or an indication that two specialists should be used in parallel. Task execution and constraint testing will be described below. 2 Task Action A task activates and monitors the execution of steps. The task will use the steps to design some related set of attributes. It makes no choices. It makes no design decisions itself.