Overview and Rationale
One of the initial stages of initiating a project is to create a project scope statement that guides the development of the project work. In this assignment you will create a project scope statement for your chosen project.
Program and Course Outcomes
The following course learning objectives are addressed through this assignment:
- Know tools and techniques used to effectively define a projects scope,
- Describe common components of an effective project scope statement,
- Build a project scope statement.
Scope Statement Essential Components
For this assignment, you will develop a scope statement that will be used to define the project requirements and exclusions. The scope statement should include the following elements:
Executive Summary 2-3 paragraph summary of the business needs and key features of the project.
Business Requirements The specific statement(s) that describe the business problem to be solved.
Solution Requirements A list of all relevant technical, project and regulatory requirements that effectively solve the projects business objectives. Solution requirements must be classified by priority.
Exclusions (Out of Scope) Items that will not be addressed by the project.
Key Project Features In this section, identify any conditions that limit project planning. Constraints of the project such as must have milestones, constrained due dates, events or budgetary restrictions.
Assumptions & Risks Identified risks and/or assumptions from the business case and project charter.
Approvals Space for key stakeholders to formally review approve all sections of the scope statement content. (Note: Best practice is that the Project Sponsor reviews and approves key project management documents).
The assignment should use business style writing. Do not assume the audience has read the project case.
Sample Project Scope Statement Template
You may use the following scope statement template for this assignment:
Scope Statement: [Your Proposed Project Name Here]
(Note: the text in italics is designed to help you write your Scope Statement. Please remove all text before submitting your assignment.)
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