Monday, 23 September 2013

Learn PMP for Free - 5. Project Scope Management


Last week Firebrand launched Learn, a brand new self study platform where you can learn PMP for free! The platform is currently in Beta with the introductory chapters and the first module of the PMP course, titled "Project Integration Management", currently available.

This week see's the release of Project Scope Management, the next module within the PMP course. The plan is to then release the remaining course material in modules over the next 8 weeks, with the last module going live on Monday 18th November, 2013. Firebrand then plan to release a range of practice tests, exercises and additional resources to boost learning and help you benchmark exam readiness.  

In this post we will look at what's included in Project Scope Management, as well as future release dates for the remaining modules coming to Learn.

What is Project Scope Management?

In the context of Project Management, Scope has two distinct uses, Project Scope and Product Scope

Scope can be defined as the process of gathering required information to start a project, and involves the features a product needs to meet the requirements of project stakeholders.

According to the PMBOK Guide - Fifth Edition;

Project Scope is:
  • "The work that is performed to deliver a product or service, or result with the specified features and functions."
  • "Completion is measured against the Project Management Plan”, the Project Scope Statement, and its associated WBS (work breakdown structure) and WBS Dictionary."
Product Scope is:
  • "The features and functions that characterize a product or service"

What is covered in Project Scope Management?

In this module of Learn, you will cover the following;

5.1 - Plan Scope Management - Planning
5.2 - Collect Requirements - Requirements documentation, Requirements Management Plan, Requirements Traceability Matrix - Planning
5.3 - Define Scope – a detailed description of the project and product - Planning
5.4 - Create WBS - WBS, WBS Dictionary, Scope Baseline - Planning
5.5 - Validate Scope - Formalizing acceptance of the completed Deliverables and Change Requests - Monitoring and Control
5.6 - Control Scope - Work Performance Measurements, Change Requests, Updates to Organisational Process Assets, Project Management Plan, Project Documents - Monitoring and Control
5. - Project Scope Management - Session Summary

What next?

Follow us on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter to get the latest announcements for content being released on Learn.

Check our social channels on the following dates for the latest content:

6. Project Time Management - Monday 30th September

7. Project Cost Management - Monday 7th October

8. Project Quality Management - Monday 14th October

9. Project HR Management - Monday 21st October

10. Project Communications Management - Monday 28th October

11. Project Risk Management - Monday 4th November

12. Procurement Management - Monday 11th November

13. Stakeholder Management - Monday 18th November

About the Author
Edward is a member of the Marketing team focussing on Technical writing and Community Engagement for Firebrand. Working in the Industry for over 2 years, Edward has experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint and Windows Server and Exchnage Server. Edward writes for a variety of Blogs and Publications on all things Technology