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TOPIC: Difference between Scope & Requirement

Difference between Scope & Requirement 10 months 1 week ago #15363

  • Vaishali Gor
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Hi Team,

I have tried to understand the difference between two but haven't got an answer in non technical terms.
According to me,
Scope is defined at higher level and requirement is defined at granular level for project activities and product/services details
Scope defines boundaries(whats in and whats out of project activities and product details) and requirement define features, functionalities that product is expected to deliver or service.
Requirement includes technical details of product /service and project activities whereas scope includes general statements related to product /service and project activities

i know components from PMBOK but i want to understand conceptually.

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Difference between Scope & Requirement 10 months 6 days ago #15371

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- Requirements are a collection of items, or capabilities that the customer needs in the final deliverables.
- Project Scope defines the boundaries of the project. It describes the activities and tasks that need to be done in order to fulfill the requirements and outlines in detail what is and is not included in the project.

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Difference between Scope & Requirement 9 months 3 weeks ago #15465

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Scope is divided into two categories:

Product Scope ,is the features and functions that characterize a product, service, or result, and;

Project Scope , is all the work needed to deliver a product, service, or result as defined in product scope.

Requirements specifies the capabilities, features or attributes of the project’s deliverables. Stakeholder needs, wants and wishes are analyzed to derive the requirements. Requirements are prioritized to determine which requirements will be included and excluded from the project.
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