This paper was submitted for publication 2/28/06 and is copyright to Colin Bentley© 2006.
Published hereJuly 2006.

Note | Introduction | The Guide, Chapter 1 - Introduction / General Scope of Project Management
Chapter 2 - Project Life Cycle and Organization
Chapter 3 - Overview of Project Management Processes for a Project / The Guide's Individual Processes
Chapter 4 - Project Integration Method | Chapter 5 - Project Scope Management
Chapters 6, 7 and 8 | Chapters 9, 10, 11 and 12

Chapter 5 - Project Scope Management

Project Scope Management is primarily concerned with defining and controlling what is and is not included in the project. It covers:

  • Scope Planning (deciding how the scope will be defined and how the work breakdown structure (WBS) will be created)
  • Scope Definition
  • Creation of a WBS
  • Formalizing acceptance of the completed project deliverables
  • Controlling changes to the project scope.

PRINCE2 does not have a direct equivalent of this Knowledge Area. Scoping is covered partly in the Controls component and partly in the Planning component. In PRINCE2 the Product Breakdown Structure is covered in the Planning process, the product-based planning technique and partly in the Plans component. Changes to scope are covered in the Change Control component and technique.

It is interesting to note that under Create WBS (work breakdown structure) The Guide has returned to the original concept of defining deliverables rather than activities, as PRINCE2 has done from the outset. The Guide now also uses the term Work Package, the same as PRINCE2, to define a parcel of work given to a person or group.

Chapter 4 - Project Integration Method  Chapter 4 - Project Integration Method

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