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Managing Project Scope

Shortcuts to success

By (author) Elizabeth Harrin

Publication date: 15 Sep 2013

Project scope forms part of the ‘golden triangle’ of project management along with resources and time. If there is a change to any part of the triangle, another element has to change to keep the balance. This ebook helps project managers to understand how their project fits into the overall strategy of an organisation, how to avoid the traps of assumptions, manage risks and prevent scope creep. This is one section of the book "Shortcuts to Success".
Ebook (VitalSource) - £6.99
Elizabeth Harrin MA MBCS FAPM is a project and programme manager with a decade of experience managing IT and business change projects. She is the author of Social Media for Project Managers (PMI, 2010) and writes the award-winning blog A Girl’s Guide to Project Management. Elizabeth is a PRINCE2, MSP and P3O Practitioner and a member of PMI.

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780172040

65 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Keep it small
Know where you fit
Work out how to manage changes
Include quality planning in scope
Work out how to track benefits
Eliminate ambiguity
Use version control
Put a post-project review in scope
Identify risks upfront
Manage risks
Manage issues
Document assumptions
Involve users in scope definition
Communicate and document changes
Plan for handover into production
Actively manage requirements
Lives up to the 'real world' promise in its title, providing concise, practical advice for leaders of large projects, small projects, and everything between. The interwoven examples from actual projects illustrate clearly why the guidance provided here matters.

Tom Kendrick, MBA, PMP

Elizabeth Harrin has done it again! This new edition of her book 'Project management in the real world' is packed with hard-won insights on how to make projects work in today's pressurised business environment. It shares the stories of people grappling with projects all over the world. I reckon that these lessons learned are worth their weight in gold to anyone with a challenging project to accomplish. Apply what it suggests and you're likely to save your company a fortune and yourself heaps of frustration!

Dr Penny Pullan