Discover what project scope is and how to document it.
- [Voiceover] After you've defined project…requirements, deliverables, and assumptions,…you refine that information until you can clearly…and succinctly state what the project is going to do,…in other words, the project's scope.…Project scope actually describes…the boundaries of the project.…It identifies what is included in the scope of the project…and just as important, what isn't included.…A scope statement is simply a document…that spells out the project scope.…
Here's an example scope for the conference center project.…The scope statement covers the deliverables…and work the project team is responsible for.…Your scope statement also includes an out of scope section…that shows what the project doesn't include.…For example, the hotel room furniture…was updated several years ago…when flat screen TVs were added to the rooms.…Management has decided that the current furniture…will work with the new technology…so furniture is outside the scope of this project.…
In addition, this project doesn't…include marketing the big overhaul.…
Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated by how things work and how to make things work better. In this course, she explains the fundamentals of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan to managing team resources, meeting deadlines, and closing the project. Along the way, she provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance.
- Defining the components of a project
- What it takes to be a project manager
- Using project management software like Microsoft Project
- Managing project scope, budget, and schedule
- Managing project resources, including people
- Managing project risk
- Initiating a project
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Identifying requirements and deliverables
- Developing a project plan
- Building a project schedule
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Understanding the critical path
- Running the project
- Managing teams
- Monitoring performance
- Closing a project
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Project Management
2. Exploring Project Management Knowledge Areas
3. First Things First
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4. Developing a Project Plan
5. Building a Project Schedule
6. While You Run the Project
7. Working with Teams
8. Monitoring and Controlling Progress and Performance
9. Closing a Project
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