Project Scope vs. Product ScopeProject Scope◦The work that has to be performed to deliver the product of the project with the specified features and functions.Product Scope◦Features and functions the characterize the product of the project.◦A deliverableis a product produced as part of a project, such as hardware or software, planning documents, or meeting minutes.
Project ScopeSets the logical boundaries of the projectDefines what the project is and what it is not.Concerned with defining and controlling what is and what is not included in the projectsPrevents extra work or gold platingProject scope management includes the processes involved in defining and controlling what is or is not included in a project.
Project Scope Management ProcessesCollect Requirements:The process of defining and documenting stakeholder’s needs to meet the project objectives.Scope definition: The process of developing a detailed description of the project and productCreating the WBS: Subdividing the major project deliverables into smaller, more manageable components.Scope verification: Formalizing acceptance of the project scope.Scope control: Controlling changes to project scope.
Scope Planning and the Scope Management PlanThe scope management planis a document that includes descriptions of how the team will prepare the project scope statement, create the WBS, verify completion of the project deliverables, and control requests for changes to the project scope.Key inputs include the project charter, preliminary scope statement, and project management plan.
Managing Project ScopeActivities and processes needed to ensure that only required work is performedManaging changes on the project scopeScope management needs to be integrated with other knowledge areas to ensure the project work will result in delivery of the specified product scope.The project manager must be in control of scope.Scope changes should be handled in a structured logical and controlled manner.
5.1 Collect RequirementsInputsProcessOutputsTools & Techniques•Project charter•Stake register“…Defining and documenting stakeholders needs to meet the project objectives. The projects success is directly influenced by the care taken in capturing and managing project and product requirements •Requirements documents•Requirements management plan•Requirements traceability matrix•Interviews•Focus groups•Workshop•Group Discussion•Questionnaires and surveys•Observations•Prototypes
InputCreated in project communications management, identify stakeholder processStakeholder identification information◦Name, Organization, position, location, role in project, etc.