Length: 2 Days
Scope Management and Baseline Development
Scope management and baseline development actually serves a multitude of functions over the course of a project. For one thing, a scope baseline defines success and then measures it. At the end of the project, the project manager can compare the deliverables their team created to the scope baseline to measure their overall success.
A scope baseline also makes it easier to review changes and expectations. It’s not unusual at some point during a long project for clients to request changes or additional work throughout the project development process. Having a scope baseline allows project managers to review their initial agreement and determine whether they need more time or resources to complete any new requests their client makes.
An often overlooked benefit of a scope baseline is how it can provide legal protection.
Clients and project managers can also reference the scope baseline at the end of the project to assess whether they both fulfilled their agreement. This can be beneficial if either party decides to take legal action.
Generally there are three processes involved in scope management. The first process is about planning. The planning process is when an attempt is made to capture and define the work that needs to be done.
This is followed by the controlling and monitoring processes that focus on documenting tracking, scope creep, tracking, and disapproving/approving project changes.
Closing is the final process and often includes an audit of the project deliverables and an assessment of the outcomes against the original plan.
Scope Management and Baseline Development Training Course by Tonex
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.
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.
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.
Upon completion of the scope management and baseline development training course, the attendees are able to:
- Understand and describe the scope, schedule, and cost concepts
- Plan the scope of the project
- Plan the process of a project
- Truly appreciate the importance of a good project scope management
- Describe the process of planning scope management
- Understand and explain the importance of validating scope and how it relates to defining the scope and controlling it
- Develop methods for collecting and documenting requirements to meet stakeholder needs and expectations
- Explain the scope definition process and describe the contents of a project scope statement
- Discuss the process for creating a work breakdown structure using the analogy, top-down, bottom-up, and mind-mapping approaches
- Evaluate a practical and useful work breakdown structure (WBS)
- Validate a project schedule
- Discuss schedule compression techniques
- Evaluate cost estimations
- Validate cost
- Identify warning indicators and offer corrective actions
- Develop an on-the-job action plan
Overview of Scope Management and Baseline Development
- Performance Managing Baseline (PMB)
- Managing Project Performance
Project Scope Definition
- Project scope statement
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Project scope change control plan
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- WBS grouping methods
- Product-oriented WBS
- WBS coding
- WBS-level of detail
- WBS- task completion criteria
- WBS dictionary
- WBS checklist
Assigning Scope Plan
- Work assignment sheet
- Scope of Work (SOW)
Verifying The Work
- Scope verification
- Work acceptance
- Change requests
Adapting The Scope
- Incorporate approved Scope Changes to baseline
- Update and Communicate Approved Scope Statement and WBS
- Register Lessons Learned
Organizational Breakdown Matrix
- Responsibilities assignments matrix
- Work authorization
- Contractual documentation
The Scope Baseline
- Baseline definition
- Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB)
- Management Reserve
- Performance Measurement
- Managing Process
- Performance Management
- Corrective Action
- Change Control
Scope Management and Baseline Development