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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 3rd Edition by Jeannette CABANIS-BREWIN, Paul C. DINSMORE

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CHAPTER 8Project Scope Management in Practice

RENEE MEPYANS-ROBINSON, NASHVILLE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

From company to company, although methodology and life cycle may vary, the most critical success factor in any project is comprehensive scope management. The project team coordinates processes, policies, methodology, and life cycle to ensure that work requirements meet customer expectations. The project definition and scope control must be examined continuously through all phases of the project to minimize risks to the outputs.

The project manager is responsible for initiating the planning of the project. With upper management approval, the team can begin to conduct planning sessions to create a statement of work that outlines the customer ...

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