Chapter Nine. Project Scope Management

We have already looked at scope as a part of the Planning phase of a project in Chapter 2, “Initiation and Planning.” Some of the materials in this chapter will be redundant. This is intended. The Planning phase is important both to the practicing project manager and for the exam. If you read both of the chapters, you will examine scope management from two different viewpoints. This should help you to better understand the topic.

This chapter will focus solely on how to break down the tasks that are needed to “ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully” (PMBOK).

There are five process areas in scope management: Scope Planning, Scope ...

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