How to Develop a Preliminary Project Scope Statement
Once the project charter has been created along with the project statement of work, the project management team must then create and develop the project scope statement.
The project scope statement defines what the project will accomplish, create, and deliver. It defines the purpose of the project, in detail, so that all stakeholders may share a common understanding of the project.
The Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement process addresses and documents the characteristics and boundaries of the project and its associated products and services, as well as the methods of acceptance and scope control.
A project scope statement includes:
Project and product objectives
Product or service requirements and characteristics
Product acceptance criteria
Project requirements and deliverables
Initial project organisation
Initial defined risks
Order of magnitude cost estimate
Project configuration management requirements
The preliminary scope statement is created by the project manager along with the project team.
The purpose of creating the preliminary scope statement is to capture the information as provided by the project initiator or project sponsor and to reflect the goals and expectations of the project stakeholders.
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