| What it
is: Define Scope
Defining the scope of a project develops
a common understanding of what is included in and
excluded from the project. The scope builds upon
the project concept developed in the Conceptualize
Scope is usually defined by:
- Project Business Need
- Project Goals
- Product Description
- Project Customer, Project Sponsor, Project Manager
- Project in Scope, Out of Scope
- Project Critical Success Factors
- Project Assumptions
- Project Constraints
- Project Deliverables
Defining a project’s scope helps establish
a common understanding for all project stakeholders.
It is the foundation on which the schedule, budget and
staffing plans are built.
Scope also serves as the basis for future project decisions.
The documented scope helps address ”scope creep” by
making changes obvious.
Who is involved
This information is included in a separate
section of your project charter often referred to
as “Project Scope".
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Updated February 1, 2006 - v1.0