Defining Scope

4/21/2012

This post is part of a series on IT consulting.

The scope places a boundary around the solution by detailing the product's range of features and functions, by defining what is out of scope, and by discussing the criteria by which the solution will be accepted by users and operations. Product scope clearly delineates what stakeholders expect the solution to do, thus making it a basis for defining project scope, and for performing project and operations planning.

Product Scope

Product scope is an expression of the solution stated in terms of features and functions. It identifies and defines the components required to satisfy the client’s requirements. It is also the input to the coneptual solution design strategy.

Project Scope

Project scope is an expression of the work that needs to be accomplished to deliver the features and functions that describe thr product scope. Project scope includes security and quality objectives.


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