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Nov
2021

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Project Scopes

November 5, 2021 - News Articles

Nearly a decade after the publication of Scoping a Project, we still get questions on the importance of a Project Scope for Web and Application Development.

 


In February 2013, we posted an article about writing comprehensive project scopes for web development. The article details the anxiety, trust, expectations, and comfort created by a detailed project scope for digital design and development, be it a web site, web application (SaaS), or Mobile App. This 5-page article takes designers and clients alike through the process of creating a scope and the benefits to both parties when embarking on a new project.

Since its creation, we’ve occasionally gotten feedback that the time and cost spent developing a scope was unnecessary, where ambitious entrepreneurs prefer instead to dive headfirst into building out the product. Their concerns are valid: I’m already allocating funds for the development of my app. Why do I need to spend more on this part of the strategy?


The frustration and confusion arising from this is not their failure. It’s ours.

 


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Feb
2013

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Scoping a Project

February 12, 2013 - Information Resources

Every year, long before the ice thaws and the ground softens, my father takes a cup of coffee out to the farthest corner of the yard and studies a medium-sized rectangle of roped off terrain that will become his garden. The footage is limited, living in a modest suburb in Michigan, but in his mind, the objectives are organized into columns and rows.

  • Anxiety: What environmental factors should be concern me?
  • Trust: Will I get out what I put in?
  • Expectations: What level of commitment should I prepare for, in terms of budget? Labor? Upkeep?
  • Comfort: What is a realistic yield for an endeavor of this size?

When breaking ground on any mission that will require his time, energy, and resources, my father knows that thorough, comprehensive planning, coupled with a solid foundation, will make all the difference in the success of his venture.Read More

Tags | application, application scope, blueprint, digital, organization, planning, preparation, project scope, scope, scope diagram, site scope, spreadsheet, strategy, web, web site