Just like other elements that are a part of the scope, the project ' s scope can change if the costs change.
When writing a project cost statement, you don t need to worry yourself about every jot and tittle of a project' s costs. You' re more interested in pointing out high-level costs such as those associated with hardware, software, and vendors. In the scope document, your goal is to give a number to project sponsors so they have a reliable ballpark figure that they can use for project justification and authorization purposes. It helps if a CIO can say to the CEO, "We estimate this project will cost around $1 million and will require 4,500 person-hours."
Note Estimating detailed project costs and project hours is further discussed in Chapter 8.
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