How To Build a Project Scope

Visibility & communication are keys in leading teams. If you are not writing your goals down, do you really have goals? A scope is a document for reference that reduces wasted time answering the same questions. This leaves room for better questions, and better questions equal better outcomes. Having a project scope shows you are serious about driving clarity for your organization, team, and yourself!

Your annual goals can be met with a project scope.

Does a project scope really matter?

In short, YES! These documents are vital for any team these days, especially as the workforce continues to navigate in-person office hours. These documents keep your team focused and on track in an asynchronous manner. Plus, the documentation you leave behind by having a project scope is great if you suffer from an unexpected life event (like the Rapture).

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that we must learn to work remotely at the drop of a hat. Having clear documentation on where you’re going and where you’ve been is key to the longevity of your organization.

How to create a project scope:

Here is a checklist of items to include in your project’s scope:

  • What is the goal of your work?
  • When is the timeline of completion?
  • How are quality scores or KPIs met?
  • Can you make weekly meetings to talk about progress & updates?

How to implement a scope of work:

Use your scope as your document to track progress in your weekly meetings. Implement rolling meeting notes that capture ideas and tasks to complete the scope of work. Move tasks into a task management software like or

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