Defining what a project scope is – is where all the work begins at and will be accomplished in order to achieve its final goal(s). The work will include the activities identified in the Log frame and the activities the project team has identified that will be necessary to support the project and all the other circumstances surrounding that delivery of the project. Scope is a very important piece in the definition of gathering the project requirements. As you start the project life cycle and missing any part of the scope can cause unforeseen extra cost and variation to the project cost and even the final product. Accomplishing good scope management is one of the key factors in producing and determining the project’s success.
Scope has been defined by PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) as the processes to require and ensure that the project includes all the required information and documentation to successfully complete the project. It is primarily concerned with the defining and controlling of what is or is not to be included into the primary project. In other words, the project scope, describes all the work to be created within the product. It includes all of the work from start to finish, and only the required work, to complete the project deliverables and date. It has been said that the scope is the majority of the effort in completing any project.
Scope statements for a small project can differ from an extremely large project. But they all have a project objectives, scope of works, assumptions, constraints, exclusions, related project and risk management. However, both projects are considerably different from the other in their details and scope plan.
Project objectives in any project are simple and can be developed and produce a simple piece of software, which means simple in its scope plan components, and the number of tasks. However, a large piece of software will be very complicated to deliver when under a...