What’s a Scope Management Plan Template?
A scope management plan template is designed to guide a project manager through development of the scope management plan. It’s the template that helps prompt consideration of each of the scope management processes.
When we discuss project scope, we’re referring to the sum of all the services, activities, results and products that will be delivered or provided as the project. It’s the sum of all the project work.
The scope management plan is a subsidiary plan of the project management plan. It describes how the project scope will be defined. It also describes how it will be developed, monitored, controlled and verified. It’s an important planning document because effective scope management is necessary for project success.
We manage the project scope to ensure completion all of the work of the project and nothing further. The problem with failing to complete a required deliverable is obvious; however, completing more deliverables than necessary can also expose the project to risk.
Who Creates the Scope Management Plan?
The scope management plan is developed by the project manager. For most projects, the project manager will seek input from others, especially as the project scope is being defined.
What Are the Inputs?
Inputs to planning scope management include approved subsidiary plans of the project management plan, the project charter, enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets.
How Is It Used?
The scope management plan is used first to define the scope of the entire project. Through development and approval of the scope statement, the WBS and the WBS dictionary, the project scope becomes baselined. It’s used also to validate and control the project scope.
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