The Validate Scope process is the 5th process in the scope management knowledge area, as defined in PMP training courses. Scope Management is an important part of the PMP study plan if you are studying for your PMP exam. We will be taking a closer look at the Validate Scope process’ outputs and inputs in this article.
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What is the Validate Scope Process?
This is the formal acceptance of the project deliverables. The project team completes the tasks assigned to them. Throughout the project, all deliverables are completed. After the deliverables have been completed, the customer must review them to ensure they meet the requirements set out in the beginning. After checks, a deliverable is considered accepted and marked as complete.
Validate scope is a process that involves regular, scheduled meetings with customers or sponsors to obtain formal acceptance of deliverables. This process is part of the Project Monitoring and Control process group. Since the customer will ultimately accept the project, it is important that the deliverables are accepted by the customer.
It is important to meet with customers frequently to gain their acceptance. There may be many deliverables in one project. It will be difficult to rework the deliverables and get acceptance if you wait until the end to get one. Deliverables from a project should be presented to the customer often and accepted.
What are the Inputs?
The 1st Input for Validate Scope
After the work is completed, the Validate Scope process will first input. It is called “validated deliverables”. To verify that a deliverable meets the initial requirements, it must be completed first. Once a deliverable has been completed, it can be controlled in Validate Scope.
The 2nd input of the Validate Scope Process
Another input to the Validate Scope process is the Approved Scope. Scope baseline refers to the last scope agreed upon by all project stakeholders. Validate scope checks that a deliverable meets the scope approved. Requirements, specifications, expectations, performance etc. The scope defines the deliverable, and all deliverables must be checked once they are ready.
3rd Input to Validate Scope Process
Requirements traceability matrix is an input to validate the scope process to show that requirements have been met with the valid deliverable. Requirement traceability matrix displays the status of each requirement and the track of the requirement. It also shows which deliverable will satisfy the requirement. Validate scope will use RTM as an input.
What are the outputs of these activities?
1st Output Validate Scope Process
Accepted deliverables is the first output. Deliverables are accepted by customers if they have been produced according to customer specifications.
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The second output is the request for change. Deliverables may have met all requirements at the beginning. A customer might have additional requirements now that he has a working deliverable. These new requirements can be initiated by a change request. Once the change control board approves change requests, the change request can then be implemented by the th