Gold Plating in Project Management

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Jose Daniel Esterkin, CEO, Argentina
🔥NEW Gold Plating in project management is the error of continuing to work on a project or task well past the point where the extra value it generates (if any) is worth the effort. The term goldplating refers to delivering more requirements than what the client requested. After having met the requirements, the developer works on further enhancing the product, thinking the customer will be delighted to see additional or more polished features, rather than what was asked for or expected. The customer might be disappointed in the results, and the extra effort by the developer might be futile. Gold Plating (GP) is considered a bad project management practice in different project management best practices and methodologies such as: Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) and Prince 2. In these methodologies, GP means the addition of any feature not considered in the original scope plan (PMBoK) or business case (Prince2) at any point of the project since it introduces a new source of risk (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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