Project scope

After the completion of every project a new product or service is produced. Project scope defines the expected result of a project i.e. the end product or service.

  • Defining project scope is essential if poorly defined it could be a major setback for a project’s success.
  • A project scope must clearly define the product for the final consumer.
  • A project scope must consist of the opinion of the customer, project manager and the stakeholders.
  • The owner of the project must agree with the project objectives and its result at each stage for that the project manager is responsible.
  • The result of a project can be different at different stages e.g. the first stage could be planning of certain specifications, the second stage will be selection of an appropriate prototype, and the third stage will be the final product.
  • A project scope should be tangible and measurable. The document that defines the project scope is used for planning and for evaluating the project’s success.

A project scope includes:

  1. Objectives
  2. Limitations of the project
  3. Milestones
  4. Deliverables
  5. Customer’s review
  6. Technical requirements
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