project scope statement

 project scope statement


Create a project scope statement and work breakdown structure for your project.

Note: Developing a project requires specific steps that must be carried out in a certain order. Therefore, you must complete the assessments in this course in the order in which they are presented.By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 2: Develop the planning process of a project.
    • Create a comprehensive scope document, including items within and outside of established project boundaries.
    • Analyze requirements, constraints, and assumptions included in a scope document.
    • Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) that identifies relevant deliverables, tasks, and task dependencies necessary for a successful project.
  • Competency 6: Communicate effectively.
    • Communicate effectively in a professional manner consistent with the standards and conventions of project management.
    • As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.SHOW LESSWhen breaking down tasks, sometimes it is easy to forget a subtask or to not break the subtasks down far enough. In addition, once broken down, it is important to ensure that the smaller pieces are organized appropriately. Consider one of the tasks from your project using the WBS process:
      • Is it broken down into the smallest manageable tasks and sequenced appropriately? Is there a risk to breaking down tasks too much?
      • What project processes are likely to suffer the most for a poorly scoped project? Why? Is this true for all types of projects?


        Project Scope

        A project scope document defines and controls what is and is not included in a project. Scope definition involves dividing major deliverables into smaller, more manageable components. Remember, your scope statement forms the basis for agreement between the project and the project stakeholders by identifying both the project objectives and deliverables. This information can also be used to create a work breakdown structure and project schedule for the project.Your scope definition should:

        • Improve accuracy of cost, duration, and resource estimates.
        • Define a baseline for performance measurement and control.
        • Facilitate clear assignment of responsibilities. project scope statement
        Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

        A work breakdown structure, or WBS, is used to define and integrate all the activities included in the project scope. Remember that there is a one-to-one relationship between the project scope and WBS. All the work included in the scope document should be included in your WBS.


        Create the following two course project planning items. Plan to submit separate documents for each.

        • Scope Document: Use the Scope Statement Template found in the Resources to create the scope for your project. Make modifications and add information as needed to the template to ensure the scope statement is exactly as you want it.
        • Work Breakdown Structure: Prepare a WBS for your course project. Remember, you must first break down your project into major work elements, noting who is responsible for each. You must also consider if the work element is concurrently done with another work element, or if it is it in a series and cannot start until the previous element is completed. This activity will start to define your timeline and critical path.


        Submit the scope and WBS in separate documents. Be sure to attach BOTH of the documents with your assessment submission. This is important to avoid unnecessary use of one of your re-submission attempts to submit a missing part of your assessment. project scope statement


        • Formatting and Font: 12 point Times New Roman font.
        • References: Use proper current APA style and formatting when citing and referencing your sources.


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PM4040 Scope Document Project Scope Jennifer Gooch Capella University PM FP 4010 Capella Proprietary and Confidential 1 PM4040 Scope Document Chicago Housing Authority Project Scope Document Project Title Homan Square Senior Homes Modernization Project Leader Surname, First name Timeline Start: November 12, 2019 Conclusion: October 30, 2020 Project Overview and Background At present the Homan Squire Senior Homes in Chicago, Illinois, are deteriorated and in need of renovation to help meet the needs of its occupants and help low income families live within a safe and healthy environment. The aim of this project will be to improve the living conditions of the residents of Homan Square Senior Homes by modernizing the conditions of the deteriorating apartments in order to make them a healthy habitable environment. When successfully completed, it is expected that the homes will be able to attract more residents and family members to relocate to nearby houses, a development that will help to bolster the local economy. The main entities involved in the project include the Chicago Housing Authority and J&G Construction LLC. The area faces several challenges arising from vacant lots and abandoned buildings whose former residents have left due to their dilapidated conditions. It is expected that the contractors, J&G Construction LLC, will source their materials from local suppliers a prospect that the Chicago Housing Authority believes will help the local business scene. The successful and completion of this project will be in alignment with the local government’s efforts towards making the Homan Square area a viable business environment for local businesses and private citizens. Project Scope Key People/Stakeholders Company Project Manager Client J&G Construction LLC John Hammond Sr. Project Manager Chicago Housing Authority Edward Buster Project Manager Project Aim and Purpose The aim of this project is to renovate and modernize 20 vacant housing units located within Homan Square Senior Homes Modernization. Parts of the modification will include equipping the vacant houses with new bathrooms, new efficient kitchens, all new flooring, lighting and windows Project Objectives At the end of the project it is expected that the new apartments will be able to provide improved comfort and satisfy customer needs and demands. The new units will be equipped with Energy Efficient Appliances as well as better lighting and bathrooms tailored to meet the needs of senior citizens. In Scope •Complete renovation of specified housing units •Provision of regular reports on progress of the project
•Configuration management and testing •Project site inspection Capella Proprietary and Confidential 2 PM4040 Scope Document Out of Scope •Training of new and current occupants of the housing units •Financial and economic benefits of the project •Occupancy of the completed housing units Project Deliverables Project cycle Project Initiation Project Planning Project Execution Project Monitoring and Control Project Closure Deliverables Costs/Unit 1. Business Case 2,000 Document 2. Feasibility Study 1. Reports on obtaining resources, acquiring financing, procuring raw materials 2. Identification of obstacles, 1. Allocation of resources to build primary deliverable project scope statement
2. Project management 1. Monitor key milestones 2. Reports tracking variations on allocated time for each task Delivering finished product to the customer, the main deliverable. Total Cost/unit Critical Success Factors CSF People Capella Proprietary and Confidential 2,000 25,576.48 1,200 2,000 32,776 Components Project personnel 3 PM4040 Scope Document Strategic Focus Marketing Operations Finances Capella Proprietary and Confidential Leadership, planning and execution Sales and customer relations Project planning and execution Payrolls, accounts receivables and accounts payables 4 Work Breakdown Structure Jennifer Gooch Capella University PM FP 4010 Project Name: Project Manager: Date: Work Breakdown Structure Homan Square Senior Homes Modernization November 06, 2019 Deliverable based WBS Project Initiation Site Pep Project Planning Identification of obstacles Project Execution Electricity Project Monitoring and Control Monitor key milestones Project Closure Final Inspection Cladding Mobilizatio nn Acquire permits Equipment and Supplies Allocate resources Reporting Deliver Project to Client Plumbing Roofing Internal Renovations All monitoring and reporting to be done monthly …