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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If possible, get management to sign off on the document--it will help slow down feature creep.
Though slipped deadlines, blown budgets and feature creep damage the bottom line, organizations often are reluctant to mess with their project processes," says Ben Snyder, Systemation's CEO.
However, Duke Nukem has become the poster alien annihilator for the most epic failure in a never-ending attempt to "get it perfect" when the highly anticipated video game sequel became nothing more than a victim of unchecked feature creep.
Feature creep has also layered on additional functions.
In our experience, decisions leading to feature creep impact the project size more than any other," he says.
When dealing with an inventor who doesn't have a great deal of understanding about the technicalities in how things work, feature creep can force a good idea into a Duke Nukem-esque infinite development loop.
It's called feature creep, and the rationale is pretty simple.
Start with a detailed technical spec: Feature creep tends to occur whenever a project spec is too vague or open-ended, Levine points out.
The configurable Liquid platforms enable designers to make full logic changes using metal masks only - reducing the cycle time and costs associated with chip spins, feature creep and derivative products.
More so than being an early adopter or not, I think the real enemy to innovation is uncontrolled feature creep.
Public and Private Blogs-Further extends communication across the team regarding status, feature creep or other external changes.
this problem has a temporary solution called feature creep.