Creating a Project Scope Statement: Step-by-Step Guide
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Project Scope Statement: How to Create it on Example" by IT Project Managers
TLDR A project scope statement is essential in project management as it outlines the project's objectives, deliverables, and requirements from stakeholders to ensure efficient product delivery.
The difference between scope of work and requirements can be confusing, but it's important to understand that requirements describe what a product should look like while project scope describes what work should be performed to meet those requirements.
The project scope statement is crucial for aligning the expectations of all key stakeholders and showing the amount and complexity of work required to meet different requirements.
The project management plan should include all tangible and intangible results that need to be handed off to the client at the end of the project.
Clearly stating project exclusions can prevent false expectations and make it easier to handle the project at the end.
The project scope statement requires a 4:1 mutual agreement between the client and project team, with both parties committing to delivering specified results and accepting identified assumptions and constraints.
If there are changes requested by the customer during project execution that were not described in the initial project scope statement, adjustments to the project budget and schedule are valid reasons for making adjustments to the project management plan.