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PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Cynthia Snyder

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Chapter 2: Controlling Project Scope

Exam Objectives

arrow.png Measure project performance, identify and quantify variances, and determine appropriate actions. Communicate status to stakeholder per the communication management plan.

arrow.png Ensure baseline integrity by updating the project management plan in response to approved changes and communicating those approved changes to the team.

You may recognize these exam objectives. After all, they’re the same exam objectives from the previous chapter. In fact, the same exam objectives are used for the next chapter of this minibook as well as the first chapter of the following minibook. As project managers, we measure project performance for our scope, schedule, and cost. As part of measuring the performance, we identify variances and then determine what to do about them. By controlling scope, schedule, and cost, we ensure baseline integrity by updating our plans only in response to approved changes.

The two scope processes in the Monitoring and Controlling process group are Control Scope and Validate Scope. Control Scope ensures that only the work identified as being in-scope is delivered. In other words, it guards against scope creep. The scope baseline and the requirements are compared results as depicted in work performance data to ensure that ...

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