Project Scope Management


The scope of a project constitutes all the work to be carried out on the project for a given cost, to an agreed quality, and by a given time. Scope is one of the three elements of the “classic” iron triangle and triple constraints in project management. It is, therefore, an important aspect of project controls because without controlling the scope of a project, the project will experience scope creep. Scope creep occurs when a project’s scope and deliverables change and expand in an uncontrollable way, beyond the scope that was originally planned, causing the project to experience cost overrun and time overrun. Scope creep can happen deliberately or additional elements of work may “creep” unintentionally ...

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