5.1 Plan Scope Management

"The process of creating a scope management plan that documents how the project scope will be defined, validated and controlled."

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

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Figure 5-2 Page 107

Scope Management Plan

Key elements include processes that detail how:

  • A detailed Project Scope Statement will be prepared
  • The WBS will be created from the detailed Project Scope Statement
  • How the WBS will be approved and then maintained
  • How requests for changes to the Project Scope Statement will be accepted and handled

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 109

Requirements Management Plan

Key elements include:

  • Methods to identify requirements
  • How to analyze, prioritize, manage, track changes to them
  • Configuration Management activities including:
    • How changes to the product will be accepted and handled
    • Tracking and tracing the changes
    • Authorisation levels for change approval

Requirements include quantified and documented needs and expectations of the sponsor, customer and other stakeholders.

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Page 109

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