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What it is: Manage Scope & Requirements

Description
This activity controls what is and what is not included in the project based on the scope and requirements defined in the Project Charter.  

When the deliverables change during the course of the project the current budget and deadlines are adjusted to reflect the additional work. The new estimated cost, effort and duration become the approved baseline for the project.  

Managing changes to project scope and requirements is guided by the change management process in the Change Management Plan.

Rationale/Purpose
Changes to scope and requirements are a common threat to projects.  Project managers must watch for “scope creep.”. An increase in scope that doesn’t include a corresponding adjustment to project cost, effort or timeline may result in the project being delivered late or over budget. 

Who is Involved
Project Manager
Project Sponsor
Project Stakeholders
Project Team Members

Results
Scope and requirement changes are monitored and controlled
Scope and Requirement Changes component of the Project Status Report

 

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Updated February 1, 2006 - v1.0