Project Scope

Project scope is the description of what the project will produce. Starting at the beginning with project initiation, the project team builds the project information step by step. According to the PMBOKĀ®.Guide, the processes related to Scope Management are:

Scope Process

Initiation

Scope Process

Scope Planning Scope Definition

The steps are as follows:

1. Great Idea

2. Project Charter

3. Scope Description

4. Scope Management Plan

5. Work Breakdown Structure

Scope Verification Scope Change Control

Scope Verification Scope Change Control

Once all of these steps have been completed, the team will have a solid description of the scope. This can then be used to determine the project budget, project resource requirements, and the timelines. In this chapter, we will work through steps 1 to 4, with the Work Breakdown Structure discussion following in Chapter 4.

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