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Is product scope then an element of project scope?

Product scope gives the definitions of what is to be delivered.
Project scope defines what is required to deliver the product.

I then understand that the product scope forms an element of the project scope? For example, if a project requires the design and build of an unfinished warehouse. The project scope will include tasks relating to the design and tasks relating to the construction and will exclude finishes and furniture?

Thank you,

Newbie PM
asked 11 years ago by anonymous

1 Answer

Product scope is the characteristics of the product. Project scope is the work to deliver the product scope. One is not a subset of the other.

In your example, if product scope includes finishes and furniture, then you need to define project scope to provide those items.

Although I coined the terms product scope and project scope back around 1992, I think the concepts are easier to understand if you just think about scope and work.
answered 11 years ago by anonymous

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