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Understand that the purpose of the scope statement, according to the PMBOKĀ® Guide, is to provide all the stakeholders with a foundational understanding of the project scope. Also remember that the scope statement defines and progressively elaborates the work of the project. It guides the work of the project team during the Executing process, and all change requests will be evaluated against the scope statement. If the change request is outside the bounds of the project scope as documented in the project scope statement, it should be denied.

Since the scope statement serves as a baseline for the project, if questions arise or changes are proposed later in the project, they can be compared to what's documented in the scope statement. Making change decisions is easier when the original deliverables and requirements are well documented. You'll also know what is out of scope for the project simply because the work isn't documented in the scope statement (or conversely, deliverables or other elements are documented and noted as being specifically out of scope). The criteria outlined in the scope statement will also be used to determine whether the project was completed successfully. I hope you're already seeing the importance of documenting project scope.

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