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Project Management for Engineering Design by Charles Lessard

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CHAPTER 4

Project Scope Management

Studies in the mid-1990s cite a clear project mission with a clear statement of requirements as being important for project success, e.g., the Keller Graduate School of Management cites proper project definition and scope as the main reasons of project failure. Defining the project, product, or problem should not be limited to what is to be accomplished, but should also include what will not be accomplished; i.e., setting boundaries as to what the product is expected to do, and what the product is not being designed to do.

So what is project scope management? Project scope refers to all the work involved in creating the products of the project and the processes used to create them. It is important that project ...

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