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Posted May 28th, 2014 @ 3:51 PM by

Managing Scope Creep to Avoid Scope Creep

We could, and might write hundreds of articles about avoiding scope creep in your web development project.  It is important to remember that the only way to avoid scope creep is to pay attention to it; and the best way to pay attention to it is by managing scope creep.

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Feature/scope creep is a natural/normal force that will impact almost any design/build project, whether you’re building a website, a house, or a trebuchet.  As time goes on, new ideas will appear and attempt to work their way into your blueprints.
It is important to understand that no matter how good these ideas are,  or how well ­intentioned the people are who bring them forth, it may not be a good idea to add them to the current project.  All new features/ideas are valid, however they often belong on a wish­list, not on the current project. (For more information, check the Wikipedia page on feature creep.)