With this in mind, we are giving away an exercise taught on our MSP training courses - the Silicon Beach Training Project Definition & Scope Checklist.
This Project Definition & Scope Checklist can be downloaded and kept for future reference, just click on the link or the image to download it as a .PDF
You can use the checklist to review the Project Definition and Scope Document that you are currently producing.
If you are looking to become a programme manager then the right training is essential. Our MSP Foundation training and MSP Practitioner training courses both have high pass rates thanks to our experienced trainers, small class sizes and dedicated pre course material.
Defining the project is one the most important steps for successful projects. The Project Definition should be clear and accurate to ensure that the targets are hit by the end of the project.
Although defining the project is the project manager’s role, the programme manager has to be aware of the projects they are in control of and must produce a Programme Definition to present to the organisation.
Once you have defined the project you must establish the Scope. The Scope Statement is essential for all projects and is used to outline the desired outcome of the project and the conditions under which the outcome will be achieved.
The Scope Statement should include:
- Product scope description
- Product acceptance criteria
Using the Project Definition & Scope Checklist
Use our Project Definition & Scope Checklist to evaluate your Project Definition and Scope Statement documents to ensure you haven’t missed anything.
It is important to get both documents right at the start to minimise disruption during the project.
Changing the definition or scope can cost both time and money as other aspects of the project must then be changed.
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