Planning involves the creation and maintenance of a plan. As such, planning is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior.
This thought process is essential to the creation and refinement of a plan, or integration of it with other plans; that is, it combines forecasting of developments with the preparation of scenarios of how to react to them.
Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns). Design has different connotations in different fields.
In some cases the direct construction of an object (as in pottery, engineering, management, cowboy coding and graphic design) is also considered to be design.
During the construction phase, the Construction Project Manager is also responsible for orchestrating the work of all other team members and organizations with ancillary responsibilities for creating a successful project. Team members such as Information Technology and Security Project Managers, Interior Designers, as well as other specialty consultants, all have a role in producing a complete project. It is the role of the Construction Project Manager to ensure all members of the team are working toward the same goal, again while maintaining the approved budget and schedule.
Upon completion of the project, the Construction Project Manager will orchestrate a closeout procedure, making certain that all installed components are operating as specified and the project performs as designed.