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Defining Scope, Quality, Responsibility, and Activity Sequence - Alumni


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Full course description




3 Hours






ASU Continuing and Professional Education is an educational provider for the Project Management Institute.

This course is available to ASU Alumni at a discount.

What you'll learn:

The activities that you perform first on a project are always determined by the project scope. The Defining Scope, Quality Responsibility, and Activity Sequence course introduces you to the project scope document, quality, and activity sequence. You’ll learn how to define what activities need to be done, who will be responsible for them, and in what sequence they will be performed. This course covers techniques and tools used to plan the work items, and the activities that need to be performed in order to successfully accomplish the project objective.

Concepts in this course support the following Project Management Knowledge Areas of the PMI Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide):

    Project Integration Management
    Project Scope Management
    Project Quality Management
    Project Resource Management
    Project Procurement Management

This course is based on the PMBOK 6th edition, and may not fully prepare learners for the revised PMP exam. However, this course still qualifies for PDU's for any existing PMP to maintain their PMI certification.

Module and Content:

A lecture clip from ASU faculty introduces the topic. During the course, students will watch a video that features an expert sharing tips about developing baselines for scoping a project. After students have reviewed the material in this course, they will have an opportunity to explore Microsoft Project 2016*, one of the most widely used project management software systems in business today, by viewing several tutorial videos and assessments.

*If students would like to complete the steps as outlined in the tutorials, they will need Microsoft Project 2016 and the accompanying file(s) from the course to practice the processes shown in the videos.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define a project objective.
  • Prepare a project scope.
  • Develop a work breakdown structure.
  • Prepare responsibility assignments.



Please contact or call 1.844.353.7856 with any questions.

Meet the instructor

Denise Bates, PhD

Denise E. Bates holds a Master’s Certification in Project Management and is Assistant Professor of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University. She studies leadership in Indigenous communities, with a particular emphasis on inter-generational mentorship, project implementation and community development.