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The Define Scope process involves developing a detailed description of the project & product.

The key benefit of the Define Scope process is that it describes boundaries by defining;

  • Collected requirements included in project scope.
  • Collected requirements excluded from project scope.

All of the requirements collected earlier may not be included in the project.

  • Defining scope selects the ones that will be included.
  • Then develops a detailed description of the project, product, service or result.

Preparation of a detailed scope statement is critical to project success.

  • Builds upon deliverables, assumptions & constraints documented in initiation.

Scope is defined & described with greater specificity during planning;

  • As more information about the project becomes known.
  • Existing risks, assumptions & constraints are analyzed, added & updated.

The Define Scope process may be highly iterative.

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Scope Management          
Plan execution          
Define Scope          
Process Inputs          
Scope mgmt. Plan          
Project Charter          
Require. documentation          
organizational process assets          
Tools and Techniques          
expert judgment          
Product analysis          
Alternatives generation          
Facilitated workshops          
Process Outputs          
Proj. Scope Statement          
Proj. doc. updates          
Process Benefits          
Defining the scope transforms collected requirements into a formal scope definition specifying boundaries of which collected requirements are included or excluded from the final definition. Proj. team and stakeholders are clearly informed.          
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