Project Management

Micro Scope

Mike Donoghue is a member of a multinational information technology corporation where he collaborates on the communications guidelines and customer relationship strategies affecting the interactions with internal and external clients. He has analyzed, defined, designed and overseen processes for various engagements including product usability and customer satisfaction, best practice enterprise standardization, relationship/branding structures, and distribution effectiveness and direction. He has also established corporate library solutions to provide frameworks for sales, marketing, training, and support divisions.

Have you done your homework? Even before you begin thinking of setting up a project scope document, did you do all your preliminary research? Did you perform the necessary analysis in order to determine the viability of the effort and if it should be approved by the powers that be for go ahead?
Starting a project is dependent upon the needs of business, customers and your organization for establishing practical solutions and providing new opportunities. They can also provide reportable results or be set up as visionary possibilities. Regardless of the approach, all endeavors should be positioned to have a tactical outcome that is in line with your professional strategic direction. They are designed to help you progress as a company so that through a coordinated effort they take your corporate plan into account and look toward the future of where you want to be.
Once you have the basics ironed out, it’s time to get to the nitty-gritty and start writing it out.
Looking at a project scope is like looking at a tangled ball of holiday lights--it has to function somehow, but unraveling it can be a nuisance.
Simply put, the scope of a project is a reflection of its total in terms of product design, development and delivery as well as its requirements regarding its features. This also entails the effort involved to turn a project into …

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