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.
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In order to get additional scope, PMs need to go through an exception process for formal approval. You must prepare to present your case succinctly and answer the questions from the enterprise release board. Preparing answers to these 10 critical questions will help...
The approach to scope changes used within the agile/Scrum framework provides a stable environment so the development team can focus on getting work “done.” Frequent feedback about the product allows for less upfront planning and means the Scrum team can quickly adapt to changes. Delivering business value early and often results in increased customer satisfaction.
Every project manager has faced scope creep but may not appreciate the importance of project documentation. SCARs, an acronym for scope creep and action reports, reminds us that they are to be created and updated throughout the project and will prove to be valuable assets en route to continuous process improvement.
It is a VUCA world—volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous—and project management is no exception. In such situations, the final project may hardly resemble the original or initial plan. Welcome to scope creep! How can critical thinking help?
Scope Decomposition of Complex Programs: Key Methods to Define and Manage the Scope of Large-Scale Change Initiativesby
For complex programs to achieve their strategic goals, it is not only important to decompose their scope into controllable constituents, but also to stitch the pieces back again into a cohesive whole. Scope decomposition techniques—systems thinking, WBS, and progressive elaboration—help to effectively manage programs so that they meet their stated objectives.
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.
Having problems defining a product selection scope statement? Don't worry. Let us do the work in scoping out your vendor analysis effort. The key to building consensus and a strong scope statement is visualizing the completed system.
Project scopes are far less stable than they were in the past. The fluidity of modern business drives changes to what’s needed and what’s delivered. How do we manage scope in that environment?
Scope management helps us get something done in a rapid timeframe, but it doesn't invoke the same set of excitement with business users.