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Project Scope Management

Guruttam Creative Assets

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Scope of Work

'Scope of work is a representative statement of project outcome'-Guruttam. Scope is the work to be performed in order to complete project outcome. Defining scope is considered as challenging and complex. It takes exploratory or iterative methods to reflect requirements of an initiator mind into a concrete definition of scope of work.

One may manage project scope by
+) setting up a platform to translate expectations into listing of requirements
+) using various methods employing standard or specific tools
+) represent it in a pictorial format to oversee managerial or technical components
+) further elaborate in terms of field or technical language
+) have a policy,system or environment to verify and validate outcome
+) have a policy,system or environment to accommodate improvements

Scope Examples
• Product scope - Functions, Features
• Project scope
• Risks scope - Safety, Security
• Quality scope - Testing, Assurances, Audits
• Training scope -
• Management scope - Levels, Time, Context

Some of commonly used approach are
• Storyboards (offer excellent way to communicate thoughts)
• Models, analogy, diagrams, work breakdown structure(WBS)
• Group thinking, prototyping, interviews, idea mapping, brainstorming
• Data, statistic
• Configuration system, line of responsibility and authority

Project Scope of Work outline

• Background summary
• Requirements summary
• Functions and Features
• Objectives (cost, time, functionality, others)
• Approaches
• Best of alternates
• Priority lists
• Assumptions
• Constraints or limitation
• Acceptance criteria

Question and Answer

1. The process that is undertaken to check quality requirements or conditions are met is
• Verification
• Validation
• Voice of customer
• Value analysis

2. The process that is undertaken to check fitness to use of the delivered project outcome is
• Verification
• Validation
• Voice of customer
• Value analysis

Answer
1. Verification
2. Validation