PMP® Exam Prep – Project Scope Management

This retired course is based on version 5 of the PMBOK® Guide.
Course info
Rating
(124)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 24, 2015
Duration
3h 39m
Table of contents
Introduction to Project Scope Management
Collecting Project Requirements
Defining Project Scope
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Validating Project Scope
Controlling Project Scope
Description
Course info
Rating
(124)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 24, 2015
Duration
3h 39m
Description

This is the fourth course in our PMP® series. Learn about Project Scope Management, including how to gather and refine project requirements, define project scope, create scope baselines, work breakdown structures and much more! You'll also learn about the importance of validating and controlling project scope, ensuring your project is successfully completed and that you avoid critical issues like scope creep and failing to meet project objectives. This course covers some of the most important topics in the PMP® curriculum and will leave you better prepared for the scope management questions you can expect to find on the PMP® exam.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction to Project Scope Management
Hello and welcome. I'm Casey Ayers and this is Project Scope Management, part of our course series preparing you for the PMP exam. This is the fourth course in the series. The first three include Introduction to Project Management and the PMP Exam, Organizational Influences and Project Management Lifecycle, Project Integration Management, and now Project Scope Management. In this course we'll introduce you to the concept of Project Scope Management. We'll look at the various processes that you find within. Those include collecting project requirements so that you know the type of work that needs to get done, refining those into a project scope that's well defined, that you can follow from beginning to end. How to create a work breakdown structure and what a Work Breakdown Structure is. How to validate project scope and how to control it to make sure that you are indeed accomplishing that which you set out to accomplish. In this module we'll begin with an overview of project scope management and explain the various concepts that we're going to be talking about throughout the course. Then we'll look at product scope versus project scope and compare the two. We'll look at the various components that make up a scope baseline and why having a scope baseline is important to your project. We'll overview the project scope management processes in a broad sense and then we'll begin to dig in deep on the plan scope management process in particular. Let's get started.

Collecting Project Requirements
Welcome back. In this module we're going to talk about collecting project requirements. First we'll explore the Collect Requirements process, then we'll look at the role of requirements in the project environment. After that, we'll discuss the Requirements Traceability Matrix. And then finally we'll spend a substantial amount of time going over the vast number of requirement collection techniques that are out there and that you can utilize in order to determine all of the work that needs to be included within your project scope. This module is a big one and it's one of the most important that we'll speak about during this course or throughout the PMP series at large. So buckle up and let's get started.

Defining Project Scope
In this module we're going to take a look at Defining Project Scope. First we'll help to separate requirements from project scope, show you the difference in how we go from refining out requirements into that final formalized scope for the project. Then we'll look at the importance of defining scope, why it is that we want to be as certain as possible from the outset about what it is we're seeking to accomplish. Next we'll look at the project scope statement and the various components that go into making one. And then finally, we'll look at the define project scope process as you'll be tested on for the PMP exam, examining the different inputs, tools, techniques, and outputs that are associated with this process. Let's get started.

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Welcome back. In this module we're going to look at Creating Work Breakdown Structures. First, we'll introduce Work Breakdown Structures, explain what they are, and why they're used. Then we'll look at the decomposition process where we want to break apart project tasks and objectives into smaller pieces to make them more manageable. Then we'll look at the work breakdown structure dictionary and we'll demonstrate some work breakdown structures, show you some samples. Finally we'll overview the Create WBS Process as it's seen in the PMBOK Guide, so that you'll be familiar with the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs you need to know for the PMP exam. Let's get started.

Validating Project Scope
In this module we're going to introduce the concept of validating project scope. First we'll talk about the value of validating project scope and what it is we seek to accomplish with this process. After that we'll look at the process components as found in the PMBOK Guide. This'll be a brief module so let's go ahead and get started.

Controlling Project Scope
In this module we're going to look at controlling project scope. First we'll look at the value of controlling project scope and what we mean by trying to control it. After that, we'll look at the process components as defined in the PMBOK Guide. Let's get started.