Techniques for Project Scope and Time Management

Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Clearly and concretely define the scope of a project, including internal projects and projects that include a contract with an outside vendor or customer
  • Clearly and concretely define the time parameters of a project, including necessary end date to meet objectives, the detailed schedule of work to get to that end date, and typical threats to the schedule
  • Plan, decide, and manage scope and time parameters together due to their critical interplay
  • Specifically plan for proactive management of the scope of work and schedule throughout a project, including managing changes
  • Identify the warning signs of scope creep and typical sources, including during contracted engagements with customers
  • Recognize signs of potential schedule slip and react quickly to understand causes and options
  • Assess the impacts of potential scope changes vs. schedule changes, and any related quality impacts, to the goals of a project and make recommendations for how the team should respond
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