Project Scope Management

Understand how the correct scope definition and structuring is a decisive factor for the project success.

To qualify the students to manage scope ensuring that the project includes all the activities to be performed and facilitates the processes of formalizing the acceptance and the project scope documentation.

The course also aims to enable the students to control scope changes proposed by the client or project sponsor.

Training content

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Decompose the project scope through the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Scale the work packages
  • Determine the appropriate project scope detail level
  • Distinguish the functional scope from the technical scope
  • Translate the functional and technical scope into activities
  • Create the WBS dictionary
  • Avoid problems such us the uncontrolled scope creep
  • Validate the scoped with the majors project stakeholders
  • Associate risks to the developed work packages
  • Structure a scope change control system

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Fact sheet

Estimated duration [?]

16 hours

Number of participants

Minimum 20 students per class

Target audience

Project managers, project team members, PMO members, planners and others stakeholders interested in the project management process.


Desirable project management knowledge.

Languages [?]

Portuguese, English and Spanish


Provided by the contractor. Worldwide attendance.

Number of PDU Provided [?]

16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) are the measuring units issued by the Project Management Institute for the credential holders.

  • 1. The context of Project Integration and Scope Management
    • Project definition and management
    • Defining integration management
    • Defining scope management
    • The characteristics of scope management
    • Project failures and scope management
    • Factors that support the project scope
    • The main causes of scope problems
  • 2. The project phases
    • The 5 project phases
    • The overlapping of project phases in the PMBOK
    • The interference of the phases in the project integration and scope management
    • The 42 processes that constitute the PMBOK Guide – 4th Edition
  • 3. The project integration and scope management processes
    • Developing the Project Charter
    • Developing the Preliminary Scope Statement
    • Developing the Project Plan
    • Guide and manage the project execution
    • Monitoring and controlling the project work
    • Integrated change control
    • Closing the project
  • 4. The Scope Management processes
    • Scope planning
    • Scope definition
    • Create WBS
    • The basic rules to create a WBS
    • Scope verification
    • Scope control
  • 5. Detailing scope and project requirements
    • Project scope requirements
    • The different type of scope
    • Functional and technical scope
    • Activity scope
    • How to better specify the project scope
  • 6. Initiating a project
    • The needs that drive the creation of a project
    • SMART objectives
    • Project’s justifications, product and deliverables
    • Project Charter
    • Scope Statement
  • 7. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Defining the WBS
    • The advantages and disadvantages of the WBS
    • Work Packages
    • The decomposition process to create the WBS
    • WBS Dictionary
  • 8. Agile Methods for the Scope Definition
    • How to distinguish fixed scope from incremental scope
    • How to control changes in the agile methods
    • How to apply the agile methods together with the controlled scope models -----Scope Change Control Process]
      • Where do changes come from
      • Change control system
      • Managing changes
      • Configuration Management

Supported standards and methodologies

Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • PMBOK® Guide
  • PMI Practice Standard for Estimating
  • PMI Practice Standard for Configuration Management
  • PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure
Scrum Alliance
  • Scrum Methodology