A “Scope” describes the extent of influence of something.
Concept Number: *419
English Master: Scope
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
Scope can apply to anything, like a specification, or a specified System or project.
The “extent of influence” can be described in any useful terms. This includes using any Planguage expressions or Parameters.
For example, any [time, place, event] Qualifier Conditions, and any other Parameters, such as “Stakeholders”, can define the extent of influence of a specific specification within the System Scope.
Example of an explicit Scope specification. Scope can otherwise be indicated by a Qualifier and by many other Parameters (such as Authority and Rationale for example).
Scope [Project X]: USA Parent Market only.
1. There are two especially useful notions of Scope:
• Global Scope: global Scope specifications (potentially) influence or dictate something (like a Constraint) to all areas of a defined System, unless some overriding or higher-priority specification cancels its influence. For example, “Project Scope” [HOOKS01, pages 43-58].
• Local Scope: a local specification is unable and unwilling to influence or determine specifications (Requirements, designs) beyond a defined sub-System area.
Core-Ideology *664 (also Core-Purpose *662 and Core-Values *663)
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