Getting to the Scope Baseline

The first thing that happens in a project is usually characterized by the feeling of wild and unbridled enthusiasm. This results in a great many things being included as the needs of the project. In many respects this is a good thing. If the project has many good things that can result, it is probably a good project to do. The problem is that many of these things are not necessary or are impractical. Many of the items may just not be the things that the stakeholder needs or really wants.

The next step is to have the project team and the stakeholders come together and separate out the needs that everyone agrees are not going to be practical or necessary for the project to be useful. When we reduce the needs of the ...

Get Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam Second Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.