Every project that is undertaken by a business organization requires a scope of work outlined. This chapter takes the reader through the basic requirements for writing a Scope of Work document.
What to Include
A scope of work is like THE RULE BOOK of a project. Irrespective of the kind of project or the size and duration of a project's life cycle, every business project requires a scope statement or scope of work. It is not an easy task to outline a scope of work as there are many variables that influence a project, many deliverables to carry out, and many projected expectations to accomplish. A project manager is required to draft out the scope of work statement, and hence the art of writing a scope of work for a project is one of the essential skills project managers should master.
Writing a Scope of Work
Every project manager should know how to write a scope of work for a project. Since it is the main official document that initiates the start of the project and guides it along its different phases, it should outline features such as
It is not easy to balance out these variables ... but if done in a systematic, orderly and clear manner, the result can be an effective Scope of Work document.
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'Project Management for the Beginner - Part 1: Initiation & Planning’ is a handy guide for a project management student or an amateur project manager. It is designed to convey the basics of a project and what one, with little experience can expect to encounter. Take a tour through the phases of a project as the author touches on various aspects of a project's life cycle. This book is the first part of the ‘Project Management for the Beginner’ series and gives an in depth description of Project Initiation and Planning.
Author: Amanda Mittra
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