5. Project Scope management – Module Overview

Knowledge Areas covered in Project Scope Management:


5.1 - Plan Scope Management - Planning

5.2 - Collect Requirements - Planning

5.3 - Define Scope - Planning

5.4 - Create WBS - Planning

5.5 - Validate Scope - Monitoring and Control

5.6 - Control Scope - Monitoring and Control

5. - Project Scope Management - Session Summary

Includes the project work and not just deliverables

Product Scope vs. Project Scope

Project Context - Two Considerations:

Product Scope:

  • Features
  • Functions

Completion is measured against product requirements.

Project Scope:

  • "The work that is performed to deliver a product or service, or result with the specified features and functions."
  • "Completion is measured against the Project Management Plan”, the Project Scope Statement, and its associated WBS (work breakdown structure) and WBS Dictionary."

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 105

The definition shown in italics is taken from the Glossary of the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013

Kick-off Meetings

Held as early as possible in planning:

  • Introductions, getting to know each other and the project
  • Understand scope of work and quality requirements, where known
  • Review Charter, objectives, expectations
  • Agree on project scope and deliverables (quality)
  • Define planning phase
  • Gain commitment

Attendance:

  • Key stakeholders
  • To include the Client / Sponsor and the PM core- team

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