Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video On preventing scope creep, part of Insights from a Project Manager.
- Two things I would want to do.…First.…Scope creep comes from two sources.…Scope creep has a tendency to come from, in one instance…I should say, scope creepy has a tendency to come from…a well meaning customer talking to a well meaning project…team member.…They say, you know, we could do this.…That's a good idea, and they just go do it.…And I say this on the basis that scope creep is uncontrolled…change, right, that's a definitely uncontrolled change,…one person has an idea, somebody else adopts it,…other people don't understand that that's going to happen,…and next thing you know things unravel farther down…the track in the project.…
So the first thing to do is, absolutely train every member…of your project team on the concept of scope creep,…what it is, and the thought that says let's capture…the ideas but let's talk about this as a team before…we just decide to do them, so we can control any changes…to scope.…The second thing that I would think about and I would do…on a project when you're thinking about scope creep is this.…
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- Why choose PMP® certification?
- Tracking project hours
- What is a triple-threat leader?
- Agile vs. waterfall project management
- Preventing scope creep
- Learning to say no