Sequence and schedule project activities and resources part 2

Chapter 5, “Project Scope Management” (pp. 105–140)

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 This chapter focuses on the processes used to manage project scope. The chapter also describes a variety of tools and techniques that support the management of project scope.

 

Herrmann, R. F. (2012). The pitfalls of “scope-creep.” Architectural Record200(1), 29.

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 In this article, the author explores cases in which a project can expand in scope without changes to letters of agreement. The author makes recommendations concerning amending letters of agreement to avoid lawsuits.

 

Hunsberger, K. (2011). Change is good. PM Network25(2), 48–53.

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 The author of this article explains how scope creep often becomes a focal point of project management teams’ approaches to a project. The author also describes how scope creep may be controlled through change management.

 

Khan, A. (2006). Project scope management. Cost Engineering48(6), 12–16.

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 This article emphasizes the importance of managing a project’s scope. The author also specifies how a project’s scope can be subdivided into more specific areas.

 

Mohan, S. (2008). Schedule acceleration: What, why and how? AACE International Transactions,PS.13.1–PS.13.5. 

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 In this article, the author describes the significance of accelerating a schedule on a project’s cost. The author also specifies two types of schedule acceleration.

 

Nekrasova, E., Griffiths, J., Bleen, J., Nelson, T. K., & Hewett, J. (2012, May). (2012, May). Command and control. PM Network, 26(5), 24.

 

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 This article focuses on how a project manager may avoid scope creep. The article also stresses the criticality of change management.

 

Simms, J. (2008, February 5). Forget everything you’ve learnt about project delivery, part 1: Scope management. CIO (13284045), 1.

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 This article specifies the two different types of scope (problem scope and solution scope) and how they may affect scope management. The author describes how being aware of these two different types of scope may prevent issues in scope management.

 

Simms, J. (2009, July 7). The self evident truths of project management: Truth # 11: “Project scope is a weapon of opportunity not control”. CIO (13284045),  1.

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 In this article, the author describes the dangers of seeking to control a project’s scope too tightly. The author distinguishes the initial scope and the final scope of a project.

 

Turk, W. (2010). Scope creep horror. Defense AT&L39(2), 53–55.

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 This article examines the impact of scope creep on a project. The author also describes some of the causes of scope creep.

 

 

Smith, S. E. (2012). What is scope creep? Retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-scope-creep.htm

 This article defines scope creep. The author describes how scope creep can arise and how it may be remedied.

 

 

Document: Project Management Tools Available for Apple/Mac Computers (PDF)

 

This document contains a list of Project Management tools that are compatible with Apple/Mac computers.

 

 

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