What is Project Scope and How to Define It?
Project scope in project management is the part of planning. It includes defining and documenting specific goals, tasks, deliverables, costs and project deadlines.
Why is it important in project management?
We’ve found the essential list of project scope advantages on Hygger blog:
- Project scope formulates what the project entails to make all stakeholders understand what is involved.
- It assists teams to focus on common objectives.
- Project scope provides a smart roadmap for project managers that helps to schedule work and assign tasks.
- It assists in avoiding expanding beyond the established vision, especially for the complex projects.
How do we define project scope?
The project scope is framed by the work and resources that go into the creation of any product or service.
Project managers need to understand how to define the scope. The following steps will help to define it:
- Project goals and objectives
it’s important to clarify all the limitations or project parameters and identify aspects that are not to be included after establishing these steps. It will help to make the project scope clear to all stakeholders and team members.
The project scope is documented in an integral part of any project plan – a scope statement. The document is used as the basis for project decisions down the line. It clearly highlights all the work required, everything else is out of the scope.