Project scope management

It is easy to understand ‘Project scope management’ if we analyse it though the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) framework.

Plan – Scope management has to be planned -> Plan scope management

Do – Collect and define scope -> Collect requirements -> Define scope -> Create WBS

Check Scope – > Validate scope

Act – Control scope

Data dictionary for ‘Project scope management’

  • Project scope – The work performed to deliver the product, service or result
  • Product scope – The features and functions that characterize the product
  • Project life cycle – The series or phases that a project passes through from it’s inception to completion
  • Development approach – Waterfall, agile, hybrid
  • Project charter
  • Project management plan
  • Enterprise environmental factors
  • Organizational process assets
  • Expert judgment
  • Data analysis – Alternatives analysis
  • Meetings
  • Scope management plan
    • Process for preparing the scope statement
    • Process for decomposing the scope statement into a work breakdown structure (WBS)
    • 8-80 rule
    • Work packages
    • WBS dictionary
    • Code of Accounts (CoA)
    • Control account
    • Rolling wave planning
    • Planning package
  • Requirements management plan – How requirements will be collected, analysed, prioritized, documented, approved, managed
  • Stakeholder engagement plan
  • Questionnaires and surveys
  • Benchmarking
  • Facilitation
    • Joint application development (JAD)
    • Quality function deployment (QFD)
    • User stories
  • Document analysis
  • Affinity diagrams
  • Mind mapping
  • Nominal group technique – Enhances brainstorming with a voting mechanism to rank the observations / ideas
  • Observation / conversation
  • Trace ability matrix
  • Project documents
  • Business documents
  • Agreements
  • Data gathering
  • Decision making
  • Data representation
  • Interpersonal and team skills
  • Context diagrams
  • Prototypes
    • Storyboarding is a prototyping technique showing sequence or navigation through a series of images or illustrations
  • Requirements traceability matrix
  • Interpersonal and team skills
  • Product analysis
    • Product breakdown
    • Requirements analysis
    • Systems analysis
    • Systems engineering
    • Value analysis
    • Value engineering
  • Project scope statement
    • Project scope description (progressively elaborated)
    • Project deliverables
    • Acceptance criteria
    • Project exclusions
  • Project documents updates
  • Decomposition
  • Scope baseline
  • Verified deliverables
  • Work performance data
  • Inspection
  • Decision making
  • Accepted deliverables

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