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Chapter 1. Planning a Web Project > Creating a Scope Document

Creating a Scope Document

Define your Web projects in terms of what features and content you intend to include. Having a general idea of what the site will include is not enough because everyone has their own vision of that. A well‐run project needs good communication right from the start. The success of a project depends on everyone agreeing on what the project includes. This project definition — or scope — should be written out in a scope document and distributed to all members of the team. Any changes to the scope of the project need to be recorded as changes to the scope document and then redistributed to team members.

Creating the scope document involves defining what the project is, but don't forget to also define what a project is not. If the site will include Flash but not video, the scope document needs to say so. Define each element clearly. Simply including “Flash element,” for example, in a list in the scope document is not enough. With each element, spell out what the project functionality is and is not in very definite terms. So, to properly reflect the “Flash element” in your document, you must be specific, like this: “Flash document to include animated bulleted list as provided by client and supporting graph from client's PowerPoint presentation. This Flash element will not include audio or video.” By being specific, you protect yourself and your client from being unpleasantly surprised when you produce the Flash piece.


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