project scope 2

As we briefly discussed in class, defining a clear scope is important… and a project manager should clearly identify what is IN scope, and significant items that are OUT of scope that some of the stakeholders may incorrectly expect were included. Please comment on one (or more) of the following points (and the comments of others!)

– What is the difference between PROJECT scope and Product Scope?

– How can the initial WBS help clarify the project scope?

– Why is it critical to manage scope (and any scope creep) throughout the project?

– If you were a project manager with a choice of working on a project with a well defined scope with a very aggressive timeline, or a project with a loosely defined scope and relaxed time line, which would you choose, and why?