Scope Creep

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Scope Creep

A slang term for the gradual extension of the goal or parameters of a project, especially if they are changed by a manager attempting to make himself/herself look good to his/her own managers.
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Rather than a single large-scale data disaster, these risks are taking the form of function creep in the use of observed data from LMICs.
05 Table 2: Parameters of the power function creep curve model of the Shuibuya CFRD materials [14].
McCahill (2007:15) sees post-9/11 function creep in "new surveillance technologies" such as data sharing among European Union member states, wiretapping the phone calls of citizens, and using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to produce aerial surveillance of particular spaces.
Encryption, Function Creep, and Tracking Individuals