Changing Project Scope

In the course of checking and adjusting your project plan, you might need to cut scope. For example, you might need to cut tasks you perceive as optional to meet the finish date. To bring project costs in line with your allotted budget, you might cut tasks associated with increased quality or quantity that you think you can live without. Or maybe you need to cut an entire phase or deliverable in order to alleviate resource overallocation.

Note Your task list is likely based on the scope statement that all the stakeholders, including customers, originally approved. If you need to cut scope, you might have to go back and obtain stakeholder approval for these changes.

To delete a task, simply click its row heading and press the Delete key. You can also delete a summary task that represents an entire phase or group of related tasks. To delete a summary task, click its row heading and press the Delete key. A message appears and warns you that deleting the summary task will delete all of its subtasks as well. Click OK to confirm that you want to do this.

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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