Managing Scope Changes

According to one student of project management, there are three principal reasons that projects fail: scope, scope, and scope. This is not facetious; there are three essential aspects of managing scope: The scope must be defined at the start of the project, there must be a mechanism in place to change scope during the project, and the project manager must be prepared to make use of this mechanism when the scope does change. The role of the project office is to ensure that all three conditions are met. Through project reviews, the project office can validate the quality of a project's scope statement as well as confirm that scope change requests are being managed. Through standards, the project office can put in place a ...

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