Category Archives: Scope

Scope Project Management Techniques

Keep Asking What

Filed under Scope, Training | Posted by MMeloni

WBS stands for work breakdown structure, but it is tempting to call it what breakdown structure. The reason? The WBS shows what needs to happen in order for you and the team to provide the agreed-upon project scope. And too often it is easy to get caught up in when or how or who? All […]

The WBS Don’t Go it Alone

Filed under Best Practices, Scope, Training | Posted by MMeloni

The project scope is finalized. You feel like throwing a celebration. It took more time than planned, but it seems like all of the stakeholders have agreed on what is really needed to meet project objectives. About five minutes after receiving final scope approval, your stakeholders began asking about more definitive estimates for schedule and […]

Rolling Wave Planning and Progressive Elaboration

Filed under PMP, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Hi Josh, I am reviewing the PM PrepCast for the second time. I am scheduled to take the exam [soon]. Right now I have an issue discerning the difference between Rolling Wave Planning and Progressive Elaboration. Not that this issue by itself is pass/fail but every question answered correctly helps. Can you provide a some […]

What Is A WBS?

Filed under Definitions, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Great question from Bill today about what a WBS is and how it’s used in planning project scope: Hello Josh Please clarify something for me. I am only into chapter 7 of WBS Coach so if it is explained later please forgive me. From what I have read so far it seems that the WBS […]

Small Projects: How To Rock Them

Filed under Cost, Grab Bag, Kanban, Schedule, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Feeling like your small projects aren’t giving you the experience you need? ?I know where you’re coming from. It’s how “accidental” project managers like us start out. ?Small businesses, small projects, small teams. I’ve worked in environments like this in the past, and currently?volunteer for several non-profits where this is the case. ?My activities with […]

Your Customers Don’t Care

Filed under Leadership, Requirements, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

I was in a local cafe the other day working on a Kanban training course I’ll be making available sometime soon. I grabbed the usual coffee for fuel and then a sugar avalanche of a toffee bar caught my eye. And I bought it. Because I have no impulse control whatsoever. I chewed the first […]

Project Charter: How Important Is It?

Filed under Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Note: This article is by Randy Tangco, PMP, CSM. The steering committee made a decision. They need to create a project because there is a business need to be resolved. Assign the project manager, assign the resources, and start working. Hmmm? Does this sound familiar to you? What is the first document you need to […]

Work Breakdown Structure Training From Dick Billows

Filed under Scope | Posted by PMStudent

In line with my previous post about supporting other project management trainers who do good work, I bring you Dick Billows. This video on the Work Breakdown Structure shows that his approach is in line with my philosophy.? It is in line with the training I provide through WBS Coach and pmStudent e-Learning.? I haven’t […]