Importance of Scope in Project Management
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by Arindam Ghosh
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Tools and Techniques of Scope Control

Change Control System

Scope change system is described in the project scope management plan. It provides the procedures by which the project scope and product scope can be changed. This change control system includes the documentation, tracking systems, and approval levels necessary for authorizing changes. The scope change control system is a part of project management information system to control project scope.

Variance Analysis

Variance analysis provides project performance measurements to assess the variation of actual values against the planned values. It helps in determining the quantifiable impact of change.


Approved changes requests which affect the project scope may necessitate the changes to:

WBS &WBS dictionary

Project scope statement

Project scope management plan

A re-planning exercise takes place at this stage in order to accommodate all the changes and their impact.

Configuration Management System

The configuration management system is a sub system of the overall project Management Information System. The System includes the process for submitting proposed changes, tracking system for reviewing and approving proposed changes, defining approval levels for authorizing changes, and providing a method to validate approved changes. In most application areas the configuration management system includes the change control system. The configuration management system is also a collection of formal documented procedure used to apply technical and administrative direction and surveillance to:

Identify a document the functional and physical characteristics of a product or component

Control any changes to such characteristics

Record and report each change and its implementations status.

Support the audit of the product and the component to verify the conformance to requirement.

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