This subject covers the work required to ensure the project/program
includes all of the work needed, and only the work needed, to achieve
its objectives and that the work is successfully delivered to the
Topics included in Scope Management:
- Scope definition and control
- Scope documentation (SoW, Specifications, etc)
- WBS & other Breakdown structures
- Useful external web-links
Other related sections of the PMKI:
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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.
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.
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.