The Project Scope Statement
Creating a detailed Project Scope Statement will help you lead your project to success.
It does this in three ways…
First, the scope statement clearly specifies what your project will deliver and what it won’t deliver.
In addition to being the foundation of your project plan, the scope statement will also help make sure all key
stakeholders are on the same page.
By setting proper expectations with your stakeholders you can reduce the chances
of misunderstandings arising later and possibly derailing the entire project.
And finally, another way the project scope description can help you manage your project effectively is to use it as a guide to
evaluate all change requests that are made.
If the change request is outside the defined boundaries of the project,
it should be rejected. This will help you control scope creep.
Project Manager’s Resource
In order to be effective, the scope statement should include the following information…
This important project scope management activity needs to be done to a level of detail that it provides
clarity about what the project will deliver. You want to avoid leaving elements of the project scope so vague that
they will be open to interpretation.
Creating a detailed project scope statement will help you successfully manage your projects by clearly
defining the boundaries of your project, keeping key stakeholders on the same page, and providing a basis for
controlling project change requests.