Updated to align with the 6th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, this course introduces topics like collecting project requirements, defining project scope, creating work breakdown structures, and validating and controlling project scope.
Updated to align with the 6th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, this course, Project Scope Management is the fourth course in Pluralsight’s series preparing you for the newest version of the PMP® exam. This course explores many of the foundational processes of project management, found in the Project Scope Management knowledge area. First, you'll learn how project requirements are collected, prioritized, and properly defined. Then, you'll see how work breakdown structures are generated. Finally, you'll explore how project scope is validated and controlled to ensure project requirements are met. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared to define your project's objectives, eliminate scope creep, and ensure your team accomplishes what's necessary to find success.
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Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Project Scope Management. This course is the fourth in our newly updated series, helping you prepare for the latest version of the PMP exam, which is based on the sixth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, better known as the PMBOK Guide. By completing this course and others in our PMP prep series, you'll not only be better prepared to ace the certification exam, but, critically, will also completely fulfill the mandatory training requirement that must be met before taking the exam. The PMP, or Project Management Professional certification, is consistently listed as one of the top five most valuable certifications for IT professionals, and is also broadly applicable to a wide range of industries. Given how much new value can be created from successful projects, businesses in all sectors and of all sizes need capable project managers today. A PMP builds the skills needed to succeed and opens new doors for those with the certification. Some of the major topics we'll cover in this course include collecting project requirements, defining project scope, creating work breakdown structures, and doing the work necessary to validate and control the scope of our projects. By the end of this course, you'll gain a new appreciation for the importance of managing project scope, ensuring that our objectives remain aligned with our requirements and with underlying business needs and that, further, our team remains consistently attuned to this connection. Better scope management leads to more effective and efficient project work and ensures that what project teams create is exactly what's needed. This course and other in the series can not only help you learn more about project management and prepare for the PMP exam, but also serve as a great refresher for established project managers and as an opportunity to earn continuing education credit. I hope you'll join me on this journey to prepare for the PMP exam and learn more about project scope management here at Pluralsight.