Running head: THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCOPE DEFINITION AND TIME
The Relationships Between Scope Definition and Time Management
The relationships between scope definition and time management have as many similarities as they do differences. Scope definition basically, is knowing exactly what needs to be accomplished. This is the first step in accurately forecasting and controlling cost and schedule, which ties into time management. Using quantity surveys performed on a periodic basis are the foundation of determining what has been accomplished and is crucial to cost and schedule control. By measuring exact installed quantities, the scope can accurately determine a true physical percent complete, measure progress, and determine productivity. (http://www.concentricpc.com/) Using proper time management will allow all of these tasks to complete in a timely manner and meet any deadlines set.
Scope definition serves as a constant reminder of the project at hand. It will tell the project manager what has to be done and how much of it should be done.
As stated in the text Project Planning and Implementation page 19 there are many questions that need to be answered in order to keep the project running smoothly. These questions are "what are the constraints imposed on the project by management? What are the realities of the situation? Is there a business reason for the imposed deadline on the project? Does the organization have financial constraints that prohibit the project from meeting managements' expectations? Are there technological limitations?"
When dealing with management, they like to put many constraints on a project. A lot of the time management will not realize that these constraints placed are detrimental to their business. When a constraint is placed it then the job of the project manager to help them realize that their view might not be the best and the project manager...