Length: 2 Days
Scope Management and Baseline Development
Scope management is the process of defining what work is required and then making sure all of that work – and only that work – is done.
A scope management plan should include the detailed process of scope determination, its management, and its control. This needs to be planned in advance. The project manager must seek formal approval on a well-defined and clearly articulated scope.
To identify scope, requirements must be gathered from all stakeholders. Gathering requirements from only a few stakeholders or only the sponsor might lead to the incorrect definition of scope.
All projects are governed by hard rules like scope, deadlines, and budget. These are all part of a project baseline and without them, you don’t have a project. But what you might end up with is a potentially endless odyssey that no one will enjoy.
The simple definition of a project baseline is the starting point for your project plan. Once it’s established, you use it to measure progress and overall performance. When you’re wondering whether you’re on track and within budget, the good or bad news can be found in the baseline.
A project baseline allows you to efficiently oversee and manage how a change in your schedule, cost, or scope affects everything else. When you’ve integrated all three elements properly, you can, for example, see how a delay in the schedule will affect the cost of the project and even change its scope. When integration is incomplete or nonexistent, problems may not be recognized until it’s too late for a cost-effective solution.
A definitive and distinct scope brings everyone on the same page and helps to avoid often cited problems like:
- Changing requirements
- Mid-project changes
- Budget overspend
- Slippage in schedule
- The final outcome contested by client
An efficient project scope management has considerable benefits, such as:
- Helps to identify risks and plans steps to mitigate
- Helps in setting the right expectations to the stakeholders
- Eases the scope related stress on the project manager
- Helps to understand the deliverables of a project
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