Core Competencies for Managing Project Scope and Quality
A successful project is like a hurdles race: to win you must clear every one. This course focusses on the hurdles that are the definition of project scope and quality
This course provides attendees with the technique and spring in their step to start and end the project successfully.
See also our other offerings which cover translation of scope and quality into baseline schedule and budget, estimating, tracking achievements and handling risk.
You Will Learn How To
- Clearly define project objectives with S.M.A.R.T. acceptance criteria for input to the scheduling and budgeting and status tracking step of project management.
- Proceed when the objective is not crystal clear.
- Build Breakdown structures (product and work) and breakdown structure dictionaries to capture project scope.
- Select the correct Breakdown structure for scoping the task at hand.
- Define Acceptance Criteria and Critical Success Factors for projects, products and work-packages.
- Confirm technical staff have verification and validation processes that avoid bureaucracy, make project progress transparent during tracking and place a product that is fit-for-purpose into the customer’s hands.
Standard Full Course 3 and 4 Day formats available
- Know how to define scope and acceptance criteria.
- Produce a project plan that shows true work effort to achieve conformance-to-specification.
- Enable project owners to assess their aspirations versus realistic price and relevant timescale.
- Control quality during execution to produce “right first time” products with minimum costs-of-quality.
- Understand how to proceed safely with project planning, budgeting, scheduling and execution in the light of poor (or excellent) definitions of scope.
Who Should Attend
- All those involved in creation of project plans.
- Anyone involved in the capture of project requirements, scope definition and early stages of project approvals.
- Note this course is about project management tools such as the WBS. PBS and NOT training in techniques such as UML or other domain specific specification languages.
Content & Workshops
- Lesson 1
Breakdown of Scope & Quality Management topics
- Lesson 2
PMBOK Tools & Techniques of Quality
- Lesson 3
- Lesson 4
Part 1 Initiation: The Source of Scope
- Lesson 4
Part 2 Stakeholders
- Lesson 5
Scope Planning & Management
- Lesson 6
Optimising for quality
- Lesson 7
- Lesson 8