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Scoping Out Your Scope

Week 1: Initiation and Planning ยท Lesson 10 ยท

Welcome to our discussion of scope, in which we tell you to (constructively) say no to power, to decide what can and can't be accomplished, and to look at your project with a bird's eye.

Time and cost affect our third constraint - Scope. It's the difference between a Fiat and a Corvette. Understanding the scope helps you understand the priorities of your project and helps you plan its execution accordingly. 

The scope of your project is, in many ways, the project itself. So it's important to control it before it controls you. You should confirm the baseline of the scope and question the assumptions of your team and sponsor. It's how you'll be able to find creative solutions. 

The Iron Triangle: