Project Scope Management

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Course Number: PROJMGT 7080
Course Name: Project Scope Management (Online)
Course Description:    Project scope management includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully. Defining scope ensures the successful management of other key project management areas, including time, cost, and quality, since it is the foundation upon which the schedule, the budget, the resource plan, and the overall project management plan, are prepared. Topics include scope management planning, scope definition, work breakdown structures, scope verification, and scope change control.
Prerequisites:    PROJMGT 7010 and PROJMGT 7020 or consent of instructor or department chair
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes

What you should be able to do after you complete this course:

  • Define the key elements of the project scope management process
  • Prepare a project scope management plan
  • Differentiate between project scope and product scope
  • Prepare a project scope statement
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different requirements analysis tools
  • Prepare a work breakdown schedule (WBS) and determine the appropriate amount of detail to include in it
  • Prepare a WBS dictionary
  • Obtain formal acceptance of project scope from stakeholders
  • Establish a configuration management system
  • Manage the changes that occur on projects effectively

Unit Descriptions

Unit 1:
Importance of project scope management to project management success, importance of scope management planning, and project scope & product scope

Unit 2:
Requirements analysis and definition, and scope statement

Unit 3:
WBS and WBS Dictionary

Unit 4:
Importance of project scope verification, inspection - the tool and technique, and accepted deliverables

Unit 5:
Importance of project scope control, change control system, and configuration management

Grading Information

94 – 100 = A
88 – 93 = B
82 – 87 = C
76 – 81 = D
<76 = F
There are grades for each of the five units in the class as listed below. The grades for the five units are totaled for your final grade in the class. The total points add to 100.


Group Project Assignments = 48 % of the Grade or 48 points and consists of the following graded items:
Unit 1: Icebreaker Discussion - 8 Points
Unit 1: Part 1 - Group Project - 8 Points
Unit 1: Part 2 - Group Project - 8 Points
Unit 2: Group Project - 8 Points
Unit 3: Group Project - 8 Points
Unit 4: There is no Group Project for Unit # 4
Unit 5: Group Project - 8 Points

Individual Assignments = 40% of the Grade or 40 points and consists of the following graded items:
Unit 1 : Individual Assignment - 8 Points
Unit 2 : Individual Assignment - 8 Points
Unit 3 : Individual Assignment - 8 Points
Unit 4 : Individual Assignment - 8 Points
Unit 5 : Individual Assignment - 8 Points

Group Member Evaluations/Participation = 12% of the Grade or 12 points and consists of the following items:
Group Member Evaluations (instructor will review a unit summary of all evaluations for the assignments in each unit)
Demonstration of completing reading assignments
Demonstration of participation in the discussion boards

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