Mastering Scope Management with Brad Bigelow
DescriptionTopics: Project Management Business Analysis | Scope Management | Requirements Management | Stakeholder Engagement
Mastering scope management is the key to effective project management. Although time, cost, and scope are the “Triple Constraints” of project management, for most projects cost and schedule are driven by the project scope. Yet scope is the fuzziest concept in project management. Time and cost are easy to understand because they're easy to quantify. Scope, on the other hand, is usually expressed in qualitative terms that leave room for interpretation and misunderstanding. Consequently, it’s often the biggest source of conflicts in a project.
This seminar offers project managers the tools to master the challenge of scope management. It provides an in-depth, multi-dimensional approach to analyzing and managing project scope. Starting with traditional notions such as Work Breakdown Structures and Product Breakdown Structures, it reveals the complex nature of project scope and leads students through exercises aimed at providing practical tools for project planning, estimation, and change management.
This seminar also questions some of the traditional assumptions about scope change, particularly the view that scope changes should be avoided at all costs. A project’s ability to change could be its most significant advantage. The tension between these two perspectives is at the heart of the shift to Agile and other more adaptive project management methodologies. This seminar enables project managers to achieve a more expert and effective appreciation of how to define and manage scope and to anticipate problems before they crop up.
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Accurately estimate project scope with both Work and Product Breakdown Structures
- Develop effective approaches to capturing, validating, and managing requirements in complex, multi-stakeholder environments
- Anticipate sources of scope change and formulate effective responses through change management
- Apply good scope management practices across the entire project life cycle
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