IT Strategy and Roadmap Scope Statement
Introduction: How to Use This Tool
A scope statement is one of the most critical communications in a project. A proper scope statement makes it clear
exactly what will, and what will not, be involved in a given project. Setting scope helps determine the money, time,
and people required to complete the project. It also serves as an effective tool for measuring whether a project has
hit its intended targets. A project that involves the creation of an IT strategic plan should be treated no differently
than any other project, thus a scope statement is requisite.
To use this tool, simply fill in the blanks provided below. Be sure to delete all introductory, explanatory, and sample
text in dark grey before finishing, and change all remaining text to black.
Document Revision History
Every change to this document (subsequent to initial sign-off) must be recorded in the revision history chart below.
Modifications to this document will be documented in the following chart. There are no exceptions. Note that the
Project Sponsor and the Project Manager must sign off on any changes to the requirements document.
Document Location: [Insert file path here]
Version Date Author/Editor Comments
1.0 January 1, 2008 John Smith Initial version of this document.
This scope statement places boundaries around the IT Strategy and Roadmap project. It represents an agreement
among the IT strategy team, the IT strategy sponsor, and key stakeholders. It represents a clear and common
understanding of the IT strategy for the purpose of facilitating communication and expectations among and
This document outlines the IT Strategy and Roadmap project in terms of objectives, approach, deliverables, and
Note: Any work not explicitly included in this project scope statement is implicitly excluded from the project.
Related Documentation and Material
List all supporting documentation for this project. Be sure to include all relevant materials, including stakeholder