Scope (project management)

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In project management, scope is the defined features and functions of a product, or the scope of work needed to finish a project.[1] Scope involves getting information required to start a project, including the features the product needs to meet its stakeholders' requirements.[2]

Project scope is oriented towards the work required and methods needed, while product scope is more oriented toward functional requirements. If requirements are not completely defined and described and if there is no effective change control in a project, scope or requirement creep may ensue.[3]

Scope management is listing the items to be produced or tasks to be done; their required quantity, quality, and variety; the time and resources available and agreed upon; and modifying the variable constraints by dynamic flexible juggling in the event of changed circumstances.

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  1. ^ "Project Management Scope". Project Management Skills. Retrieved 2021-11-24.
  2. ^ Luiz Lampa, I.; de Godoi Contessoto, A.; Rici Amorim, A.; Francisco Donegá Zafalon, G.; Valêncio, C. and Souza, R. (2017). Project Scope Management: A Strategy Oriented to the Requirements Engineering. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-248-6; ISSN 2184-4992, pages 370-378. DOI: 10.5220/0006318603700378
  3. ^ Haworth, Suzanna (2021-09-14). "Project Scope Creep: What It Is And 5 Core Ways To Manage It". The Digital Project Manager. Retrieved 2021-11-24.