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Adaptive Project Framework: Managing Complexity in the Face of Uncertainty by Ph.D. Robert K. Wysocki

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Chapter 2. How to Scope the APF Project

Invention breeds invention.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and poet

Define the problem before you pursue a solution.

—John Williams, CEO, Spence Corporation

Version Scope is a phase that is done once for every APF project. It is a challenge, because the project is already known to be very complex and its successful completion is critical to the business. There is a great deal of uncertainty associated with every APF project, because you are heading into the unknown and must discover the missing parts of the solution through the tasks and activities that you build into the project plan. This distinguishes an APF project from any project you may have worked on in the past. The Version Scope phase ...

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