Essentials in Scope Definition will provide you a real-world formula for successfully developing scope together with your project team and other key project stakeholders. This course will discuss the critical planning component of work breakdown structure development and it’s use for downstream planning elements as well as how it can be utilized in the execution and control of a project initiative. Learn practical guidelines for WBS development while also facilitating the needs of all project stakeholders.
Essentials in Scope Definition can help you to:
- Effectively assist the business in determining the project objectives
- Clearly delineate what the project must produce to be a success
- Uncover ambiguities and reduce ‘scope-creep’
- Increase management confidence in your ability to successfully deliver
- Improve stakeholder communications
The Essentials in Scope Definition video learning format includes:
- Practical concepts to incorporate into your project scope management responsibilities
- Sound examples that better demonstrate usage of WBS best practices
- A modular video format that is easy to fit into your day, as your schedule allows
- A Supporting Documentation file that includes tools, templates, and examples discussed within the course to further support student learning and content retention
Project Management Professionals (PMP)® and PMI Schedule Professionals (PMI-SP)® earn 5 PMI® PDUs upon course completion.
By the end of this course the student will be able to:
- Define project scope – both what it includes as well as what it does not.
- Define the concept of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), its usage within the project plan and its use for stakeholder management.
- Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) – both at a higher level as an extension of the Project Charter and also at a definitive level of project planning.
- Explain the application of estimating using a WBS.
- Define accountability for a WBS through use of an Accountability Matrix.
- Describe how to facilitate a detailed WBS composition with a project team.
- Define the concept of refining a schedule to create a baseline
- Explain how to leverage the WBS as an input for other elements of project planning, tracking, and controlling.
- Articulate the challenges of effectively implementing a WBS in a project environment and develop appropriate strategies to counter them.
Credit: 5 PDUs – PMI® Pre-approved credits / 5 Technical, 0 Leadership, 0 Strategic