Who is the Scope Creep?

13 May, 2003

Every developer has experienced "scope creep", where new requirements are continually added to a schedule, causing it to slip and slide, and in the end making everybody unhappy. Managing scope is one of the primary challenges in any project.

In "Banish the Scope Creep", Dale Emery points the finger at the development team. Scope creep means that the team has overcomitted itself, by agreeing to deliver more than it thinks possible.

ie. You are the "Scope Creep".

The solution: Get a spine! Be honest with your customer, or your manager. Actively manage changes to scope; don't just let them happen.