Feature Creep


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Feature Creep

A situation in which a new aspects or features are added to a product as it goes through development. Feature creep may improve the final product, but it also may delay development and complicate problems.
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In our experience, decisions leading to feature creep impact the project size more than any other," he says.
It's called feature creep, and the rationale is pretty simple.
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