Project scope is the foundation, around which additional planning activities are defined and performed. With no clear scope definition and articulation of deliverables, any subsequent planning activities (i.e. resources, time, cost, risks) may be unrealistic as they will be based on incomplete or unclear information.
While scope is typically not considered as the most important planning foundation, its central role as a building block as the transition from the product to the project work – requires attention, care, skills and techniques.
This 2-day interactive session provides participants with the necessary knowledge and techniques to manage this often overlooked area – project scope – and to develop an effective WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) for use throughout the project lifecycle. The course also provides useful techniques to manage change in the project, to control scope and to enable the re-use certain aspects of the WBS in future projects.
Participants will gain practical skills to:
This course is designed for project managers who would like to improve their ability to define and articulate project scope effectively, so additional planning activities can be put together for a realistic project plan. The concepts covered in this course are beneficial also for business analysts, project sponsors, project coordinators and those who embark on a project management career.
There is no prerequisite for this course
Participants will receive a course binder and a set of templates that can be customized for project use.
Scope Management Foundations
Planning Project Scope
Ensuring streamlined transition from requirements to scope
The scope statement
Getting ready for subsequent planning activities
Controlling Scope and Managing Project Change