Step-by-step Guide to PMP
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PMBOK Guide definitions
Product Scope: The features and functions that characterize a product, service, or result.
Project Scope: The work that must be performed to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions.
Requirement: A condition or capability that must be met or possessed by a system, product, service, result, or component to satisfy a contract, standard, specification, or other formally imposed document. Requirements include the quantified and documented needs, wants, and expectations of the sponsor, customer, and other stakeholders.
Requirements are "what" the customer needs. Requirements can be of many types. For example, product related requirements, performance requirements, quality requirements, project management requirements etc.
Product Scope refers to requirements that specifically relate to the "product" of the Project.
Project Scope is all the work that goes in producing the product.
Let's say you have a plot of land and you want to build a house on it.
Product: The house.
Product Scope: The house should have 3 storeys, 1000 sq.m. of built-up area, 4 bedrooms with attached baths, 2 living rooms, a kitchen, a basement and a garage. The exteriors should be white.
Project Scope: Hiring a building contractor, an architect and an interior designer, acquiring legal permits, estimating the cost, taking bank loan, planning for risks such as rain and storms, designing the house, buying construction material, constructing the house, doing the interiors, buying furniture, conducting inspections, conducting regular site visits to track the progress and resolving disputes, making payments and compensations, closing contracts, and moving in.
Requirements: In addition to the Product Scope there could be other requirements for the house. Using a particular grade of cement could be your quality requirement. Making the house earth-quake proof could be a performance requirement. Getting a weekly progress update from your contractor, and making monthly payments could be your project management requirements.
I hope you get a better picture now.
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