Chapter 8. Finalizing Project Objectives—The Project Scope Statement

Goals of This Chapter

Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Explain the purpose of a project scope statement

• Explain the difference between product and project scope

• Identify elements that make up the project scope statement

• Explain the business value of the project scope statement

It is of great benefit to the project manager’s project, and to his or her career, to think of work relating to scope as, “Making sure all the scope that can be identified is identified in writing, and then managing the project to complete the scope and eliminate the need for unnecessary scope changes.” Real project management requires the project manager to know where ...

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