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Strategic Management Planning

The project scope definition provides focus and emphasis on the end item(s)/deliverables of the project. A project scope checklist should be used to add structure to the definition step. Chapter 4 of (Gray & Larson, 2004)our text offers a checklist that includes:

1. Project objective
2. Deliverables
3. Milestones
4. Technical requirements
5. Limits and exclusions
6. Review with customer

Exercise

You are in charge of organizing a dinner-dance concert for a local charity. . You have reserved a hall that will seat 30 couples and a hired jazz combo.

Develop a simple project scope definition using the checklist above. Assume that the event will occur in 4 weeks, budget is set at $4,000 (donated), and projected to raise $5,000 for charity. Use your best estimate of the dates for the milestones.

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STEP 1
Project objective:
To raise $ 5,000 for a local charity by organizing a dinner-dance concert;
STEP 2
Deliverables;
1. The successful organization of the dinner-dance concert;
2. The sale of tickets for 30 couples;
3. The organization of the program including, decoration, hiring of a compare and the proper performance of the jazz combo;
4. Organizing the publicity for the event in local newspaper, local bar and church;
5. Organizing two tickets counters one at the departmental store and the other at the hardware store.

STEP 3
Milestones:
1. Advertisements for the event in local newspapers, two weeks from ...

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