The scope is the most important element to understand about any project. All planning and allocation of resources are anchored to this understanding.
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.
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?
The knowledge area of Scope Management is all about making sure that the project includes only the work required to complete the project successfully.
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.
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.
Project managers should seek out opportunities to communicate scope as often as possible. Here are some venues, audiences and aids for scope communications.
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.
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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