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The Preliminary Project Scope Statement
By Siraj Qureshi

Once the Project charter is developed and issued and the Project manager for the project has been identified, then defining the project scope statement is the task that needs to be accomplished. The preliminary Project Scope Statement specifies what should be the goals and objectives of the project and what needs to be accomplished for the project.

A project scope statement includes the following:

  • Project and Product Objectives
  • Product Acceptance Criteria
  • Project Boundaries
  • Assumptions and Constraints
  • Project Requirements and Deliverables
  • Initial Defined Risk
  • Schedule Milestone
  • WBS
  • Summary of Budget
  • Configuration Management

The preliminary project scope statement is developed based on the information provided by the initiator or the sponsor. The project charter, the project statement of work (SOW), the enterprise environmental factor, and the organizational process assets are all used as input for developing the preliminary project scope statement. Project Management Methodology (PMM) processes help the project management team in developing and controlling changes to the preliminary project scope statement. The Project Management Information System (PMIS), an automated system, is used by the project management team to support generation of a preliminary project scope statement, facilitate feedback, and, as the document is refined, control changes to the project scope statement, and release the approved document. Expert judgment is applied to any technical and management details to be included in the preliminary project scope statement.

Siraj is a Senior Consultant working with a reputable in the US. He has managed several IT projects for CMM level 5 organizations. Also, he is an MCP and has expertise in .Net technologies and he has around 12 years of software management and development experience. He is passionate about learning new and emerging technologies. His main interests are SDLC, .Net Framework, ASP.NET, AJAX, WCP, WPF, Web development, Application designing, Code generation, Performance tuning etc. If you have any suggestion or you want to share something, please drop in your comments or you can reach him at siraj9786@gmail.com. Your suggestions will be appreciated.

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