Validate and Control Scope (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

Existing project managers pursuing certification in recognition of their skills and experience, or others training to become accredited project managers


Expected Duration
53 minutes

A project manager’s key responsibility is to ensure that the project is carried out in a controlled manner, according to plan. However, a project can quickly spin out of control if changes to the product’s scope are not detected and managed properly. Two processes in particular enable a project manager to do just that: the Validate Scope and Control Scope processes. They belong to the Project Scope Management Knowledge Area and play a key role by helping to monitor and control the boundaries of the project throughout the project life cycle. This course will cover the project inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of the scope management processes that deal with validating scope and controlling changes to a project’s scope baseline. Through interactive learning strategies and realistic scenarios, the learner will explore these concepts and gain a better understanding of the monitoring and controlling processes of the Project Scope Management Knowledge Area. This course will assist in preparing learners for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.


Validating and Controlling Scope

  • identify the main activities that take place during the Validate Scope process
  • identify the inputs to the Validate Scope process
  • distinguish between the Validate Scope process and the Control Quality process
  • identify the outputs of the Validate Scope process
  • identify the purpose of the Control Scope process
  • identify inputs to the Control Scope process
  • recognize activities in the variance analysis process
  • recognize examples of outputs of the Control Scope process
  • demonstrate your understanding of the Validate Scope and Control Scope processes





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