Scope Management Discussion Post
In this course, the topic I choose to research further, and expound on its significance is Scope Management. Every project aims at attaining the intended results and outcomes as outlined in the project planning. I selected the topic because it helps identify and outline the project goals, key activities, milestones and deliverables, timelines and deadlines, and budget stipulations. The process of project scope management is fundamental to the success of the project and must allow flexibility to ensure the project effectively mitigates arising issues (Larson & Gray, 2021). The clear outline of project scope management helps the project remain on course and focus on achieving the highest outcomes and quality based on the capacity to track and ascertain all the project components are attained on time. According to the Project Management Institute (2021) in the PMBOK Guide, the scope management in a project constitutes a crucial process in which the “project is defined, developed, monitored, controlled, and validated” (p. 187). Thus, it is fundamentally essential to project success and quality.
The key questions I intend to focus on in the expansion of project scope management include:
How does project scope management planning help achieve project deliverables?
What are the measures to enable project flexibility and adjust scope management when necessary?
How does scope management help achieve the long-term priorities of the project?
The value of project scope management is integral to the success of the project implementation process. It enables adjustment to the continuously changing requirements, holds the project milestones and deliverables together with the budget, and effectively utilizes budget allocations for the maximum benefits and timely deliverables. Therefore, the understanding of project scope management is integral to achieving the expected project outcomes.
Larson, E.W. & Gray, C.F. (2021). Project Management: The Managerial Process, 8th Edition. ISBN: 9781260238860.
Project Management Institute. (2021). Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition.
W2 Discussion – PM Topic: Literature Review 1
1. Primary Post
Based on the topic you chose in your first week’s discussion and based on the feedback you received from your peers, search for at least five peer-reviewed papers that discuss/address your topic of interest and research questions. The main objective of reading these papers is to understand what other researchers in the field have done to address your topic of interest and your question/s in your first week’s discussion. After reading the papers, create a Table (shown below) to summarize what each research found about your topic of interest. Please do not share the table in the discussion forum. This table should help you track the list of papers you are reviewing and summarize the findings to help you write your final paper. You should update the table in the following weeks’ discussion to build up your literature review. Your primary post should only be a summary of your insights from your readings for this week.
Author/s and year of publication: (i.e., Author last name, 2021)
Research design/methodology (i.e., survey, literature review, mathematical mode, etc.)
Suggestions for future research (if any)
Based on what you presented in the table, write a summary description of what you have found so far. Please remember that your discussion postings should be approximately 150-300 words.