Importance of Scope in Project Management
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by Arindam Ghosh
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Project Scope Statement

The project scope statement is a detailed description of project work and deliverables along with project boundaries.

The detailed project scope statement includes:

Project objectives

This is measurable success criteria of the project. There may be various objectives like business, cost schedule, technical and quality. Objectives should be quantifiable and measurable.

Product Scope Description

A characteristic of products, services, or results for which the project was undertaken falls under this category. This is a progressively elaboration of product characteristics. Stakeholder analysis provides inputs regarding prioritized requirements.

Project Requirement

Conditions or capabilities that must be met or possessed by the deliverables of the project to satisfy a contract, standard and/or specification as applicable are project requirements.

Project Boundaries

An explicit description of what is included within the project and what is excluded. All assumptions of stakeholders should be carefully documented in order to define project boundaries.

Project Deliverables

Outputs of the project work that comprise the product, service or result of the project are product deliverables. It may include ancillary results, like project reports and documentation.

Project Acceptance Criteria

Process and criteria for accepting completed deliverables.

Project Constraints

Specific project constraints associated with the project scope that limit the team’s options, like predefined budget, imposed dates and contractual provisions.

Project Assumptions

Specific project assumptions associate the project scope. It may describe potential impact of those assumptions if they prove to be invalid.

Initial Project Organization

The project organization with the details of project team and stakeholders make up this category.

Initial defined risks

Known risks, high attrition, quality resources availability, technical complexity, lack of mature process capability, etc.

Schedule Milestone

Milestones are decided by the customer or performing organization. These imposed dates become schedule constraints.

Fund Limitation

Limitation on fund availability, including the time-frame.

Cost Estimate

Cost estimate for the project.

Project Configurations Management Requirements

Configuration management and change control requirements for the project.

Approval Requirement

Identifies approval requirements that can be applied to items, such as project objectives, deliverables, document and work.

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Date: 2010-10-21 11:42:19 AM
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