What we perceive as reality is as much about what’s inside our heads as it is about what’s out there...which may be one reason why scope management can sometimes be a vexing experience for project managers.
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Managing scope doesn’t always mean saying no. Project managers are so terrified of scope creep that too often the other extreme happens--scope freeze.
The three most dangerous words in project management: out of scope. When you're done screaming, read on to find out why that one simple term should be avoided like the plague.
Repeat after me: Just because it comes from the project team doesn’t make it okay...
We want our projects to be on time, on budget and to specification. The question that remains, however, is whether or not this really defines success, or at least whether it fully defines success. Is that all there is to getting a project done well, or is there something else that we need to be watching out for as project managers? Here we explore insights into project success and failure.
The scope document is what keeps everyone honest by making them write down commitments...so pick up that pen!
You don’t have to be alone in your fight to maintain work within scope. Marshal your workforce to help in its defense with these simple steps.
Otherwise known as "the dangers of independent thought in stakeholders". Just how are you supposed to deal with these people, anyway? Here are a few things you can do to help lower your stress level.
Managing the scope of a project is one of the main instruments in managing the project budget. Over the years, this writer has developed a more holistic view on scope management. This article explains the thinking behind the concept and provides examples and tips to manage each of the aspects.
What do you do if your project is suddenly many times larger than you (or anyone else) anticipated? If a runaway project has grown into a ghost that haunts your progress, learn how to stop the spook before it grows out of control.