This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls.

It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business or as a consultant.


  1. Conduct project authorisation activities
  2. Define project scope
  3. Manage project scope control process

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • complete project authorisation activities
  • collaborate with stakeholders to produce a scope-management plan
  • implement scope-management plan according to procedures
  • review and document scope-management implementation and recommend improvements

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • components of a project scope-management plan
  • factors likely to impact the project scope
  • formal change-control processes
  • methods for measuring work outcomes and progress against plans
  • methods for segmenting and documenting a work breakdown structure
  • problem areas likely to be encountered in scope management
  • procedures for reporting scope change
  • project life cycle and the significance of scope management
  • project management tools used for managing scope
  • roles and responsibilities of project manager in relation to project planning
  • types of project initiation documentation

Nominal Hours: 40