Templates for Developing and Writing Project Scope Statements.
A carefully written scope statement is the first step in reducing project risk. Defining the project scope and writing the scope statement is one of the most critical activities a project manager is required to do.
The scope statement is a detailed description of the work to be performed to deliver the product, service, or result with the specified features and functions as required by the project owner. Writing a comprehensive project scope statement is a challenging task at the best of times, but this task is made easier when you use a template as a guide.
Use this fully customizable MS Word template to guide you through the process. Key sections of the template include:
- Project background and current environment.
- Project business objective.
- Comprehensive description of the product, service, or result to be delivered.
- Project scope:
- Key deliverables and expected outcomes.
- Project boundaries: what is included in, and what is excluded from the project.
- Context analysis: a description of the organizational context and environment within which the project will operate.
- Preliminary schedule.
- Preliminary estimate of resources.
- Preliminary budget.
- Key project parameters, including:
- Key constraints.
- Key assumptions.
- Detailed risk analysis.
- Critical success factors
- What key stakeholders expect from the project.
- How success of the project will be measured.
- Who will decide if the project is successful, and
- Who will sign the project off.
- Project, stage or phase exit criteria