7-Hr Best Practices for Defining Project Scope
About course

This 7-hour course will cover the importance of defining project requirements and scope along with integrating all project elements into a concise plan that can be managed and controlled. The Integration and Scope Management processes from the PMBOK® Guide will be reviewed including inputs, key tools and techniques, and outputs. The value of the Project Charter will be explained along with the typical components included in the document. Types of project requirements will be reviewed, plus common methods for eliciting requirements. Defining project scope with a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) will be described including structure and number of WBS levels based on project size. The typical components of the Project Management Plan will be reviewed. Change management will be a major topic discussed including types of change, the change process and templates, and challenges in using change management. This course includes multiple exercises to allow attendees to practice the course concepts. The proven best practices covered in this course will prepare you to immediately start implementing proven techniques for defining and managing the scope of your projects.

Who should attend

This course will help program and project managers; business analysts, and project team members improve their ability to define the project scope and integrate all project elements into an efficient plan.

Course features

As a result of taking this course, attendees will be able to:

  •  Prepare a Project Charter
  •  Develop a list of requirements for a project
  •  Define the project scope using a WBS
  •  Prepare a Project Management Plan
  •  Utilize a change management process
  •  Explain the typical closeout items on a project
Course outline

Module 1: Project integration Management

  • Introduction to Integration Management
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Develop Project Management Plan
  • Direct & Manage Project Work
  • Manage Project Knowledge
  • Monitor & Control Project Work
  • Perform Integrated Change Control
  • Close Project or Phase                             


  • Determine Success Criteria
  • Prepare Project Charter
  • Prepare Change Plan

Module 2: Project Scope Management

  • Introduction to Scope Management
  • Plan Scope Management
  • Collect Requirements
  • Define Scope
  • Create WBS
  • Validate Scope
  • Control Scope                    


  • Determine Project Requirements
  • Build Project WBS
Course information
Duration: 7 hours
Earn: 7 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

This course addresses the following knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide):

  •  Scope Management
  •  Integration Management