does the research and design phase take longer than 2 and half months?

November 17, 2011

My project has been stuck in the research and design phase for over 2 months, going on 3 months. I read the whole process gerneraly takes about 6 to 8 weeks to complete. So why would I be stuck at this step for so long? Is there something I can do to help this step out? How do I know they understand the design of my idea and how it might be implemented? Is there away to answer questions that they may have pertaining the idea to help this sep in the process out? Thanks!