What is project scope? how does this differ from milestones?

Updated on September 8, 2015 04:56AM by Admin

Project Scope

Project scope is actually what should determine the goals and limits of your project. A milestone of a significant point of progress towards fulfilling your project scope. When a project is first initiated, it will start originate either from a customer problem, or from a high-level business requirement that must be fulfilled. Before deciding how or when you accomplish project tasks, you first must decide what will be achieved at the end of the project.

Project scope in Apptivo is handled in two ways, through requirements, and cases. If a project is initiated to address a problem reported by a customer, then you would link the support case(s) from the customer into the project. This allows you to review your milestones & activities at any time, and determine whether they are working towards solving the original problem this project was initiated for.

If the project is initiated for something like the sale of a product, or optimizing internal processes, then you’ll want to lay down the requirements of what needs to occur. You can create an individual requirement for each high-level business objective that must be achieved.

It’s very important to remember that project scope should be 100% separate from project execution. Before deciding “how” to tackle a project, you must always first define “what” you are going to take on.

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