Person responsible to perform activities Tools and techniques to achieve goal

8. Systems

FIGURE 8-1. ELEMENTS OF PROJECT SCOPE

and project expectations. Figure 8-1 shows a process chart that can help aid in the development of a project and can be used during the planning stage with the team to produce a successful project or product.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

Has the project manager reviewed the scope statement with the team, stakeholders, and customer? Have you prepared a well thought out definition of the scope of work and does it fit with the budget and time schedule? Prior to moving to the next phase, have the stakeholders, both internal and external in the process, accepted the scope management plan and scope statement? Do you have the necessary sign-off approvals from the management, stakeholders and customer? Do you feel you have spent adequate time in the planning session? Has the team gathered sufficient project requirements and completed enough research to fully understand the components of the project? If other departments are involved in the project, have they been a part of the planning process and do these cross-functional resources have prior approval to perform the work? Are the control measures in place to ensure scope creep does not occur? Does the project manager understand which areas may have flexibility in the schedule? Does the customer understand the project requirements? Does the customer have any budget, time restraints or quality issues for the product?

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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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