Location: PMKI > PMBoK Knowledge Areas > Scope Management.
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Project scope management is focused on ensuring the project includes all of the work required, and only the work required to deliver its objectives. This includes:
WP: Defining Requirements. The factors to consider in developing a set of requirements.
WP: Requirements Traceability Matrix. Requirements traceability is the process that facilitates the description of each requirement and sub-requirement and then ensures the requirement is fulfilled.
Fully defining scope and then ensuring the specified requirements are delivered is critically important to achieving project success.
Art: Scope for Improvement Too. If a project’s client cannot ask for what it wants, the project team is highly unlikely to deliver what’s needed! Most projects have scope missed until its too late. This article is a discussion on the first report in a series, for the full set of reports see Causes of project failure.
Art: Ethics is not enough. Recent cladding fires demonstrate that achieving reliable quality standards needs more than simply relying on the ethical standards of everyone in the supply chain - the supply system needs to actively support ethical standards.
WP: Statement of Work (SoW). Statement of Work (SOW) is a formal document that captures and defines the work activities, deliverables and timeline the project (or a vendor) will execute against in performance of specified work for a client. The SOW typically forms part of a purchase order or contract but may be attached to a business case.
WP: V&V = the Verification and Validation of Deliverables. V&V should be a planned, on-going function that leads to the final acceptance of the project's deliverables by the client.
WP: Work Breakdown Structures. Developing and using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Other breakdown structures:
Art: Breakdown Structures Revisited. Details of some of the different types of Breakdown Structure in use today; RBS, OBS, CBS, PBS and others.
Art: PBS -v- WBS, is there a difference? The key differences between, and uses of, the Work Breakdown Structure and the Product Breakdown Structure.
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