Cost: The financial constraints of a project, also known as the project budget. Scope: The tasks required to fulfill the project’s goals. Time: The schedule for the project to reach completion.
The time constraint refers to the amount of time available to complete a project. The cost constraint refers to the budgeted amount available for the project. The scope constraint refers to what must be done to produce the project’s end result.
These scope management steps are all essential because the amount of time each task will require is critical to the quality of that final product. This can have a great impact on schedule and cost, especially so if the project is on a large scale.