Thoughtful Thursdays – Avoiding scope creep
Project requirements can change on a moments notice and must be managed.
At the first sign of project requirements changing, stop the work and meet with the stakeholders to review the situation. Trust your intuition about sensing something going adrift.
- Review the original agreement deliverables and timeline
- More work will likely affect the timeline and incur addtional costs
- Maintaining the original timeline with additonal work may require addtional resources (read cost increase)
- If requirements change, then change the agreement accordingly
In my opinion, it isn’t scope creep unless you accept changes in requirements without due consideration to the consequences and changing the agreed to deliverables to accomodate the changes.
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