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How would you control the scope of a project?

Posted by Guy Beauchamp

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Categories: Requirements Analysis (BABOK KA), Project Management


Every requirement (be it at high, medium or low level, every process step and control flow, every entity, attribute and relationship) must be contributing to one or more SMART objectives for a project. If a new requirement at any level is proposed it must be mapped to the objective(s) it contributes to. If it does not map it means either an objective is missing (and therefore a significant amount of analysis is also missing) or the requirement MUST be out of scope as it does not contribute to project success.

SMART stands for:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Traceable and Time-Bound



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