Control Scope

Control Scope is the process of monitoring the status of the project and product scope and controlling changes. Controlling the project scope ensures all requested changes and recommended corrective actions are processed through the project Perform Integrated Change Control process (see Section 4.5). Project scope control is also used to manage the actual changes when they occur and is integrated with the other control processes. Uncontrolled changes are often referred to as project scope creep. Change is inevitable, thereby mandating some type of change control process. Table 5-6 provides the associated inputs, tools, techniques, and outputs and the process flow diagram, Figure 5-12, provides an overall summary of the basic flow and interactions within this process.

Table 5-6. Control Scope: Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs


1. Project management plan

2. Scope baseline

3. Work performance data

4. Stakeholder requirements documentation

5. Requirements traceability

Tools & Techniques

1. Variance analysis

2. Replanning


1. Work performance measurements

2. Change requests

3. Organizational process assets updates

4. Project management plan

Develop Project Management Plan

Project Scope Management

•Project management plan

5.1 Collect Requirements

5.3 Create WBS

•Project management plan


Direct and

Manage Project


; « Organizational

Process Assets

■ Stakeholder requirements documentation

• Requirement traceability matrix

Scope Baseline

Process Assets t Y

Control Scope

• Project document updates

» Project management plan updates

* Ctîange requests

• Work performance measurements

■ Organizational Process Assets updates

Project Documents

Develop Project Management Plan

4.5 Perform Integrated Change Control

10.5 Report Performance

Enterprise/ Organization

Figure 5-8. Control Scope Data Flow Diagram

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