This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls.

It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business or as a consultant.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - complete project authorisation activities; - collaborate with stakeholders to produce a scope-management plan; - implement scope-management plan according to procedures, and; - review and document scope-management implementation and recommend improvements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify components of a project scope-management plan; - describe factors likely to impact the project scope; - explain formal change-control processes; - describe methods for measuring work outcomes and progress against plans; - describe methods for segmenting and documenting a work breakdown structure; - identify and describe problem areas likely to be encountered in scope management; - explain procedures for reporting scope change; - explain project life cycle and the significance of scope management; - identify project management tools used for managing scope; - outline roles and responsibilities of project manager in relation to project planning, and; - identify types of project initiation documentation.

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