A bad project ‘Scope’ can leave a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. It is difficult to control / manage a project scope if it’s not well defined. There is an overall project scope and scopes of work within a project. All should be well managed / documented to understand impacts and ensure all project stakeholders are on the same page with impacts.
Simple change control processes and logs are essential for project management.
Manage the project and don’t let the project manage you.
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(PM Links OpPap (Opinion Paper) / Blog)
Topic: Project Management – Project Scope
Author: Michael C. Davis, PMP (PMLinks.com)
October 1st, 2016
When managing a project, never lose site of the scope of work! All too often scope creep occurs when project execution doesn’t cross check with the reason the project started. SCOPE – REQUIREMENTS – EXECUTION – CONTROL!!! For every work item added to a project, it should relate to a requirement that originated from the scope of the project.
Project Scope: The documentation of a project’s scope explains the boundaries of the project, establishes responsibilities for each team member and sets up procedures for how completed work will be verified and approved. — TechTarget
Anything added to a project that doesn’t fit the scope of the project should be quickly identified as a change and controlled through change management.
Change is inevitable and accelerating. Organizations that manage it effectively will pull ahead of their competition. Change initiatives are time consuming and costly, but by approaching change management with a disciplined approach, organizations can survive and thrive. — PMI.org
Stay within scope and be on target.
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