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tive actions are a part of scope control because you're nudging, and sometimes shoving, work back into alignment with the project scope. The trouble with scope creep and corrective actions is that the project team is doing or fixing work that should never have entered the scope in the first place—and that means wasted time and dollars. That's one sure way for a project to be late and over budget.

Controlling the project scope is also concerned with "influencing the factors that create project scope changes." That's the PMBOK way of saying that the project manager must control the project team and the project stakeholders from doing anything, absolutely anything, that's outside of the project scope. It also means that the project management team should capture the customer's vision in planning before much of the project work begins. For example, it's always easier to make changes on a blueprint than in construction. Gathering all requirements and creating an accurate project scope statement can ward off changes during execution.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

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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