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Scope Management

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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 client.

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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:

- TBA.


Temporary Subject List - this page is being rebuilt:

  • General scope management:  
    • 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.   
    • 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.   
    • WPV&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.     
  • Requirements Management and Business Analysis     
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS):  
  • Other breakdown structures:  

Useful external web-links

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