Scope creep refers to the tiny, incremental change or addition


Scope creep refers to the tiny, incremental change or addition of requirements to an already defined project so that, for example, a project that began by trying to produce a single ham sandwich ended up trying to produce a 3-course meal for 20 people.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Describe a time when scope creep happened on a project you were involved with. The project you describe may be from work (such as being affected by an IT upgrade project), school (such as participating in a team assignment), or personal life (such as planning a wedding).
  • Who was responsible for adding requirements?
  • Who was responsible for accepting them?
  • Were the additional requirements introduced early in the project process or late?
  • What were the outcomes? That is, was the expanded scope implemented or not?
  • Did the project come in over budget? Was it delayed? Was it cancelled?

Note: If you have never been involved in a type of project in which scope creep occurred, research specific causes of project scope creep and share at least 2 causes that are not listed in your textbook. Cite your sources in APA format.

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