PDU-SC030813 Excellence In Scope Development

Duration: 3 days

This course addresses key problem areas encountered by most project teams in today's business environment. The goal is to equip the team with the tools, techniques and mindset to comprehend the needs of customers, translate it into a clear working specification that is a perfect reflection of the initial need and consistently develop solutions (scope) that meet 100% of the need every time.

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Key Focus

Gaps In Work, Scope That Does Not Solve The Problem, Scope Changing Erratically, Shoddy Requirements, Scope Lacking Consensus From Stakeholders, Cost Overruns, Failed Acceptance, Lack Of Consensus As To Quality and Late Delivery


  • Communication Basics
  • English for Business Communication
  • The Communication Process
  • Cost Management
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Cost Estimation Techniques
  • Cost Baselining
  • Human Resource Management
  • Conflict Management Approaches
  • Team Development
  • Motivation Techniques
  • Resource Selection
  • Documenting Roles & Responsibilities
  • Integrated Management Techniques
  • Developing Vision
  • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Nominal Group Technique
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Influencing Skills
  • Scope Planning & Management
  • Requirements Collection Methods
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Techniques
  • Kano Analysis
  • Requirements Traceability
  • Understanding The Business Need
  • Context Diagrams
  • Use Cases
  • Configuration Management
  • Value Engineering
  • Time Management
  • Duration Estimation Techniques
  • Activity Analysis
  • Risk Management Techniques
  • Risk Identification Methods
  • Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
  • Quality Planning & Control Techniques
  • Cost Of Quality (COQ)
  • Design For Six Sigma (DFSS)
  • Determining Metrics
  • Takt Time
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Error Proofing
  • Failure Modes And Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Root-Cause Analysis
  • Quality Baselines
  • Process Decision Program Charts (PDPC)
  • Spaghetti Charts
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • 5S's
  • Process Analysis
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • SWOT Analysis
  • The Change Control System
  • Project Phasing Techniques
  • Procurement Management
  • The Procurement Process

Target audience

Project Management professionals.

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