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What is Scope Creep?

Scope creep is defined as a subtle deviation of the project from the original scope through the addition of new features. Scope creep happens due to unofficial change requests; due dates and budgets are not appropriately changed, which can lead to dissatisfaction or even project failure.

Further Reading:

A Complete Guide to Deliverables in Project Management
Dependencies in Project Management – A Complete Guide
How to Stay Organized at Work – 9 Simple Steps
What is Scope Creep in Project Management? Causes and 5 Ways to Avoid it

 

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What is Scope Creep?

Scope creep is defined as a subtle deviation of the project from the original scope through the addition of new features. Scope creep happens due to unofficial change requests; due dates and budgets are not appropriately changed, which can lead to dissatisfaction or even project failure.

Further Reading:

A Complete Guide to Deliverables in Project Management
Dependencies in Project Management – A Complete Guide
How to Stay Organized at Work – 9 Simple Steps
What is Scope Creep in Project Management? Causes and 5 Ways to Avoid it