Defining Scope

Clarity and consensus drive success

Understanding a project's purpose and scope is crucial for successful planning and execution.

Define and document scope

Engage stakeholders to identify the project's expected outcomes and document the project requirements to ensure a clear understanding of what needs to be delivered.

Identify constraints

Identify and document any project constraints, such as budget, time, resources, or technology limitations.

Assess risks

Evaluate external factors, dependencies, and uncertainties that may impact the project and develop contingency plans as needed.

Open communication

Establish a communication plan to keep stakeholders informed about any changes to the project scope or limitations.

Review and refine

Scope and constraints may evolve over the course of a project. Regularly review and refine them to accommodate changes.

Plan for iteration

Be prepared to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities and update the scope and requirements when necessary.

Building a strategic foundation for growth

Aligning on scope and limitations is not just about current success; it's about laying a robust foundation for future growth. By understanding the contours of a project, we pave the way for scalability, adaptability, and continuous improvement, ensuring that our designs evolve seamlessly with changing needs.

Process + Methods

  1. Define a shared vision for success. We emphasize the importance of aligning with our clients to define a shared vision of success. By collaboratively establishing clear project goals, deliverables, and expectations, we lay the groundwork for outcomes that exceed aspirations.
  2. Acknowledge and leverage limitations. We recognize that limitations are not constraints but opportunities for innovation. Embracing transparency about project constraints — be they time, resources, or technological considerations — allows us to make informed decisions, fostering creativity within defined parameters.
  3. Iterate and adapt. We actively seek feedback, learn from project experiences, and refine our understanding of scope and limitations to enhance future endeavors continually.