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Project Scope

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Project Scope IS 378

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Project Management
Dr. Reza Torkzadeh
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project, Management, unlv, Fall, 2016, information, Systems, business, Planning, scope
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Date Created: 09/18/16
Scope 1.Defines… a. Outcome b. What’s supposed to go into project c. What it’s about 2.Project Scope a. Scope clearly describes deliverables which are realistic obtainable, and measurable b. Developers and recipients must be clear on what the project intent is and what the deliverable are i. Different people work on it c. Project scope statement is published and shared by the project manager and the customer and is a source for measuring progress and quality 3.First step: Conceptual Development a. Also called feasibility study or preliminary investigation i. Problem statement ii. Information gathering iii. Objectives b. Outcomes is a statement of work (guide to project manager) or a project proposal (to requesting funding) 4.Project Scope Content a. Describes clearly deliverables that are i. Realistic ii. Doable b. Helps measure progress and control quality c. Must be clear on i. Overall objectives ii. Specific deliverables iii. Milestones iv. Required resources- money, people, and time needed 5.Overall objectives a. Example- to develop and implement a web based inventory system that integrates all supplier within 18 months b. Statements suggests what is expected when and how much Deliverables 1.What is it? a. Must be defined with specific time and costs i. Example- a prototype of a system within two months at $25,000 ii. Example- produce 2000 briefcases for a conference at cost of 40,000 b. Used to assign responsibilities and evaluate performance c. Collectively deliverable accomplish over objectives of projects 2.Milestones a. A milestone reflects on an event- appoint in the life of a project when a significant accomplishment occurs i. Example- prototype test is compatible ii. Example- suppliers has delivered raw materials necessary to make briefcases b. Milestones are based on deliverables and used to monitor progress Deliverables are specific milestones is time specific. c. Deliverables can be used as milestones once they are completed. d. Once milestone falls behind schedule it indicates that the entire project could be delayed e. Milestones must be easily recognized by all team member and sponsored 3.Resources a. 3 main components i. Human resources- talent and skills required in team ii. Facilities and equipment (communication and testing labs) iii. Organized resources (support, collaboration, money, with inside and outside entities b. Exclusion- an exemption changes can be included when all situation are expected c. Once agreed yet development and sponsor sigh the project scope statement


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