A scope statement is a critical piece of a project. Writing one can be a difficult task for a project manager. An effectively written scope statement will help the rest of the project progress with minimal problems.
The firsts step on writing a scope statement is filling in the project name, project charter, and a listing of the project owner, sponsors, and stakeholders. Next, identify the project’s justification as well as project requirements, milestones, and deliverables. Any non-goals - items that fall outside of the scope of the project - need to be identified here. Finally, cost estimates need to be provided within the scope statement. This information may be readily available or it may need to be compiled from various sources, but the scope statement is where it needs to be documented all together. This can be a cumbersome task, but it is a necessary one. As the project progresses, everyone involved can look to the scope statement when questions come up.