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Scope Management

Stop Your Project Delivering Late and Over Budget

The scope is the most important element to understand about any project. All planning and allocation of resources are anchored to this understanding.

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Gold Plating Project Management: Part 2

The case for 'gold plating' as a good thing, with three more ways to show extra value in the PM role on the projects you manage.

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Gold Plating Project Management: Part 1

Gold plating is a negative concept. It leads to undocumented work beyond the current scope of the project. So where can a project manager add extra value?

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Best Practices for Scope Management

The knowledge area of Scope Management is all about making sure that the project includes only the work required to complete the project successfully.

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How Should the Project Manager Deal with Scope Creep?

Scoping is the separation between what is included in and what is excluded from project. Scope creep occurs when the line is moved, usually outwards.

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Controlling Project Scope

Controlling the changes to a project is only half the battle in the war to deliver projects that meet the needs of the client and are on time and on budget.

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Project Scope is King

Project managers should seek out opportunities to communicate scope as often as possible. Here are some venues, audiences and aids for scope communications.

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Dealing with "Scope Creep" in Software Development Projects

Scope creep is a significant risk in software development projects. We discuss why this is so, and how to avoid or at least mitigate the risk.

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Managing Project Scope

As a project manager your most critical responsibility to the organisation you work for is scope management, so here are some solid tactics you can employ.

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Improve Project Success with Better Scope Management

Project scope management is defined as the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.

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Getting Your Project In Sight

Have you ever had a project that took longer than was expected, cost more, or ended up totally different than the original plan? You're not alone.

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Stop Scope Creep Running Away With Your Project

Scope creep causes many project failures; by taking these few simple measures you can make sure it doesn't affect your projects.

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Managing Scope Creep: Don't Gold Plate My Project!

Techniques a project manager needs to employ to avoid project scope creep. What does it take to keep a project on track and deliver to the original specification?

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