Execution Phase : Manage Project Scope
The purpose of this activity is to ensure that changes to the project scope are managed and controlled and that stakeholders understand the current scope commitments. This activity is also essential to making certain that impacts to schedule and budget can be effectively assessed and addressed via commitment management.
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* The ISC representative with whom the client will work and who is responsible for driving the request to a point of approval or denial.
CURRENT PROJECT SCOPE
After the scope of the project is determined and scope commitments are made, particular attention needs to be paid to a phenomenon called scope creep, which results from the project team gaining greater understanding of the full extent of known requirements as well as identification of new requirements.
Many project management techniques serve to improve the project manager's ability to manage project scope, including documentation, baselining, and commitment change management. Documenting the requirements and associated deliverables in great detail facilitates identification of any errors early in the process before commitments are made. Orderly approval and baselining of all deliverables provides a reference point against which new requirements may be identified and tracked. Commitment change management facilitates agreement on the impact of the identified changes. These techniques serve to determine scope accurately, identify scope changes early, and deal with changes quickly and with little disagreement.