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Keys to Controlling Project Scope

  • Course Code GK2947
  • Duration 1 day

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Course Overview


Learn effective ways to improve scope stability.
"Scope creep" can be a stumbling block for project managers. In this short course, you will learn to effectively deal with the general instability of project scope as well as the influence stakeholders have on it. You'll discover the importance of attention, discipline, revision, and documentation when controlling project scope as you learn to improve scope stability and to establish mechanisms that will allow flexibility without sacrificing control.

This virtual short course, specifically designed to give you a quick convenient way to renew and refresh your project management skills, maintain your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, and earn PDUs on your own time, at your own pace.

Virtual short courses do not include materials or headsets.


PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Schedule


Target Audience


PMP-certified project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project sponsors, and project team members who want to continue to develop their skills and renew their PMP certification.

Course Objectives

  • How to use the "wave"
  • The importance of integrating a focus on both product and work scope
  • Which scope-change triggers to monitor
  • How to define the critical success factors affecting project scope
  • Effective tools to increase scope control
  • Effective use of the WBS

Course Content


1. Project Scope Foundations

  • Project vs. Product Scope
  • Scope Statement vs. WBS

2. Effective Scope Definition

  • Stakeholder Identification
  • Requirements Definition
  • Scope Definition
  • Rolling Wave Planning

3. Effective Scope Change Management

  • Constraints and Assumptions
  • Risk-Scope Interdependence
  • Scope Change Control Techniques

4. Managing Stakeholder Expectations

  • Communicating Scope Changes
  • Engaging Stakeholders as Participants in Managing Scope Change
  • Securing Stakeholder Buy-In

Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

Follow on Courses

  • IT Risk Management
  • Program Management
  • Requirements Development, Documentation, and Management