Scope Management

A poorly defined project scope will result in a never ending project with dissatisfied clients and unending scope creep. The scope management process defines what is and is not included in the project. The scope identifies all activities to be performed, the resources to be consumed, and the quality of the end products.

Your team can deliver your project on time and within budget – yet your client may still say, “It’s not what we expected,” and deem it a failure.

As a project manager, you want a satisfied client. But how can you balance the client’s changing needs against the realities of your budget and schedule? The answer is scope management.

Scope Management doesn’t mean you automatically reject every change your client requests. Instead, it’s a formal process that helps you define the limits of your project based on the proper needs and priorities – to make sure you achieve the goals on which you and your client originally agreed.

This course will give you proven tools and techniques you can use to define and control the scope of your projects. That includes accounting for scope creep, handling change requests, controlling change within your client’s organization, and accurately assessing the impact of scope changes on your budget, schedule, and staffing plans, all using MS Project.

Key Learning Points:

  • How to use one document to clearly define project scope
  • 7 reasons why most scope change control processes fail
  • The best techniques for eliminating scope creep
  • The secret to eliminating scope conflicts between you and your sponsor
  • A proven approach to managing the cost and schedule impacts of change
  • How to create the perfect change control process
  • How to avoid being controlled by change requests
  • 5 ground rules for every change control board

Recommended for:
Team leaders, project managers, project coordinators, project schedulers, project administrators, project analysts, project leaders, and programs managers.


PDU Credits:

2 days