Mastering Project Scoping and Management: Expert Insights from Josh Moree

In Scope: The IT Services Podcast

Aug 29 2023 • 32 mins

In this episode of the podcast, Jon Scott, CEO of ScopeStack, sits down with Josh Moree, a senior executive coach at Pax8, to delve into the world of project scoping and management best practices. Throughout their conversation, they explore the fundamental aspects of scoping, such as the project charter, scope statement, and work breakdown structure. Josh emphasizes the importance of creating a work breakdown structure after establishing the charter and scope statement, and underscores the benefits of templatizing these documents to ensure consistency across projects. With a keen eye on the financial implications of poor scoping, Josh highlights how overlooking crucial elements of the work can lead to cost overruns. He advises investing time upfront to scope projects properly, rather than having to redo work down the line. Both Jon and Josh concur that templatizing documents benefits the entire organization by presenting a unified approach. The conversation also touches on how effective scoping enhances project managers' ability to schedule and budget accurately. Josh suggests involving engineers in the creation of templates to ensure their understanding and alignment with expectations. Additionally, the podcast explores the use of a statement of work as a means of communicating the scope to clients, distinguishing it from a proposal or quote. Throughout the episode, Josh imparts practical tips, such as starting scoping even if it is not perfect, assigning accountability, and embracing a willingness to acknowledge flaws and improve over time. He invites listeners to connect with him through Pac State Academy to delve further into operational best practices. Gain more insights and valuable tips when you listen to the full episode!