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Jose Daniel Esterkin
CEO, Argentina
🔥NEW Many problems related to managing project scope arise because the project team accepts informal requirements once the project starts executing. These requirements may sometimes come from important stakeholders, and most of the time the team feels they cannot refuse to include them. SCOPE CREEP DEFINITION This situation causes what is called "Scope Creep" or also "Requirement Creep": an undesirable project phenomenon in which excessive, ongoing, informal additions and/or changes in requirements are allowed without a proper process leading to a continuous or uncontrolled growth of a project's scope at any point after the project has begun. It happens when the project scope grows indefinitely and the team is incapable of managing it. This growth will likely cause problems with the time allotted for the project and/or with the budget assigned to it. CAUSES OF SCOPE CREEP Typically, scope creep is the result of: - Lack of proper initial identification of the project objectives - L (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Gandhi Heryanto
Management Consultant, Indonesia

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  Hans van Klooster
senior product marketing manager, Netherlands

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Scope Creep is per Definition Always Negative

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  Sridhar Gopal
Management Consultant, India

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