Scope Baseline I’m studying to take the PMP exam so you might be receiving some PMI-isms. I am using the PMPrepcast for study and found one point that I disagreed with Cornelius Fitchner today! This doesn’t happen often! Scope Control Podcast: He talks about “updates of the scope baseline” as redundant since they also produce updates to all three components that make up this scope baseline.
I disagree with the assertion that the “scope baseline updated” is redundant. The scope baseline includes these three things but it is a separate entity. It specifies which version each of the three components make up the scope baseline. It should be configured in the same way as its constituent parts, and require customer approval for any changes. This analogy might be helpful if you have any experience in software development. Updates to multiple modules in a software program result in new versions of those modules. Together, these changes lead to a new version of the software application. Despite the fact that the total number of module updates equals the total number of changes to the entire application, there is no index or pointer for the changes if the application does not have version control. If you have any questions, let me know. I am open to receiving new information.