In this blog series we detail the theory and application of scope management. In our last 2 posts we looked at Scope Management and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and this final post of the series introduces the key elements of scope verification and variation management.
In this series of blogs, we are detailing the concept of scope management. In the last blog, we introduced Scope Management. In this part two, we detail Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). And in the next blog, we discuss successfully handling variations.
In this series of three blogs, we will detail the concept of Scope Management. We will introduce:
- Scope Management
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Successfully Handling Variations
Let’s start with scope management. A building project starts with defining the scope of the project. Scope management defines the goals and also handling the almost inevitable changes. Another part of scope management is handling the gaps between the original project definition and the ability of the team to deliver the defined requirements.
What is scope?
NSW law requires that all builders perform at least 12 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points worth of activity every single year in order to keep their business licence valid. Why is this? Because the government wants to make sure that those who work in the building industry are doing what's required to keep themselves up-to-date on any and all new developments taking place in this particular field of work.
The federal government’s Skills for All Australians has been welcomed by the building industry. The new plan involves an extra $1.75 billion of funding to the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform, bringing the total funding to $9 billion over the next five years.
Builders get into the building business for several reasons. And if you’re like thousands of builders in New South Wales, you get a great deal of personal satisfaction from creating something tangible out of a pile of building materials. There’s a satisfaction that comes from getting up, going to the job site, getting things organized, being entrepreneurial, and building a house that’s going to be a home…or a building where a business becomes successful.
The New South Wales Office of Fair Trading requires that all builders and pool builders in New South Wales earn 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points a year. It’s part of continuing professional development for builders. If you don’t get these points, you could have your builders licence revoked - meaning you could be trading illegally. Here are nine frequently asked questions about CPD points for builders in New South Wales.
Many builders and pool builders are understandably nervous about their builders CPD points. It’s a requirement and if a builder fails to secure 12 building CPD points a year, the NSW Office of Fair Trading can revoke a builder’s license—meaning the builder is trading illegally.