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Scope Management and Baseline Development

The scope management and baseline development training course offers advanced techniques in project management. During the scope management and baseline development training course you will learn the fundamentals of the project scope, work breakdown structure, and performance managing baseline. The scope management and baseline development training course helps you take the control of your project by analyzing the risks and uncertainties of the project.

According to the International Institute of Business Analysis, a project is defined as a temporary endeavor undertaken to make a specific product, provides a service, or generates a result. Project scope management consists of all the procedures and processes required to complete a project, involving managing both product scope (if there is any) and the project scope.

When it comes to small businesses, effective scope management is a key to success, because the margin for allowing mistakes is narrower. Therefore, you, as a project manager, will need to have a robust plan in order to succeed. Project scope management plan defines the project scope. It also provides guidance on how the project should be documented, verified, managed, and controlled by project management team. Project management scope plan includes

  • Scope definition
  • Create WBS
  • Scope verification
  • Scope control

Over the scope management and baseline development training course, we will talk about all the above sections in details and expand them to ensure you learn all aspects of each sufficiently. We will go through several templates in the class and will discuss case studies.

When you start a new project, you face three critical challenges; time, cost, and scope management. No matter what the project is, from construction, research program, and software design to landing a rover on Mars, you would require monitoring and controlling the project constantly in order to accomplish your objectives within the expected time and budget. However, there is always a risk that something might happen during the project which you had not anticipated. By identifying early alarming signs, you can have a broader insight into the uncertainty areas and take the project under control by taking inhibitive correction actions. The scope management and baseline development training course gives you a great perspective on how to identify those warning indicators and how to take effective actions in order to keep them under control.

Generally speaking, baseline is a reference line to which all the measurements are compared. In project management, three baselines are defined; schedule baseline, cost baseline, and scope baseline. The combination of all of these three baselines is called the performance measurement baseline. Once everything else is planned, the last step would be to establish the baseline. Any changes to the baseline can significantly affect the project and thus controlling the baseline is one of the most critical responsibilities of the project manager. However, there is usually an initial iterative planning process involved in which costs, schedule, and risks estimations are fixed. After the initial iterative planning process, the baseline must go under strict control. Our experienced instructors at TONEX will help you learn how to do the initial iterative planning process that makes it easier for you to control your baseline after. If the baseline is not properly established, the success of the project will be in serious danger. In the scope management and baseline development training course, we will help you avoid such failures by planning the three baselines of the project as precisely as possible.

Who Should Attend?

The scope management and baseline development training is a 2-day course designed for project managers, team members, and all the individuals who are planning to enhance their fundamental knowledge and skills in scheduling and budgeting the project.

What Will You Learn?

Below are the major topics will be covered in this seminar (details can be found under the full course description):

  • Overview of Scope Management and Baseline Development
  • Project Scope Definition
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Assigning Scope Plan
  • Verifying The Work
  • Adapting The Scope
  • Organizational Breakdown Matrix
  • The Scope Baseline

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