Definition – What does Scope Creep mean?
Scope creep may also be called creep of scope.
Techopedia explains Scope Creep
- A poor understanding of the original project
- Changing market conditions
- Competing forces within a company
To avoid the worst kinds of scope creep, a project manager should consider even minor adjustments to the original project scope carefully and rework time lines, provide new estimates and communicate with the stakeholders before integrating changes. This should filter out all but the most important concerns.