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Many organizations standardize their project development process using templates. The use of templates makes it easier to compare projects and to assure that all the requirements are met. In this exercise, you locate and download a template for creating a scope statement and its completion instructions. The template is used by the State of Virginia. This template and its instructions for completion provide an overview of the structure of a project because the main parts of a project are clearly identified.
Start a web browser program and go to the Office of Enterprise Technology for the State of Virginia at http://www.vita.virginia.gov/oversight/projects/default.aspx?id=567. A list of templates displays, as shown in Figure 3.6 "State of Virginia Project Management Templates".
Figure 3.6 State of Virginia Project Management Templates
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Open the file. Scroll down to page 2 and display section E, steps 1 through 3, as shown in Figure 3.7 "Description of the Project and Its Scope, Milestones, and Deliverables".
Figure 3.7 Description of the Project and Its Scope, Milestones, and Deliverables
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Review your work and use the following rubric to determine its adequacy:
|File name||Ch03ScopeStudentName.doc||Word 2010 version using .docx||Another file name|
|Locate, download, and analyze project templates||Name on first line followed by screen captures of sections E, F, and G of the instructions and page 7 of the template with your name as the project manager||Same as Best||Some screens missing or name not shown as the project manager in the template|