Scoping Document Template

This scoping document is designed as confirmation of the results your project will produce and the constraints and assumptions under which you will work.

Justification

A brief statement regarding the business need your project addresses.

Scope

The characteristics of the products, services, and/or results your project will produce. Equally important is the description of what is outside of scope.

Deliverables

The products, services, and/or results your project will produce (also referred to as objectives)

Acceptance criteria

The conditions that must be met before project deliverables are accepted.

Resources

Confirm resources requirements, including people, to get to business case. Be quite specific on who you need and for how long.

Constraints

Restrictions that limit what you can achieve, how and when you can achieve it, and how much achieving it can cost.

Assumptions

Statements about what assumptions you have used to come up with this information contained in this scoping document. Plus, how you will address uncertain information as you conceive, plan, and perform your project.