Project Exclusions – What are they?

Question: Project Exclusions


What would be an example of project exclusions in a project initiation document in project management? Couldn’t it be just about anything?


Answer: Project Exclusions


Yes, it could be anything, but it’s all about managing stakeholder expectations. What might people think is part of the project, but really it isn’t? If you’re building a house, perhaps the interior decorating is defined as outside the scope of your particular project, or perhaps the landscaping is.   If your project is to write a feasibility report, then you might write a project exclusion (sometimes referred to a project boundary) to make it clear that you will not be implementing anything as part of your project, just writing a report.  Often project exclusions, or boundaries, are documented in a project charter document.


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