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.
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.
More so than being an early adopter or not, I think the real enemy to innovation is uncontrolled feature creep.
this problem has a temporary solution called feature creep.