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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One major risk that may accompany the DNA sampling of large populations, along with the placing of such samples in databases, is the risk that that database will be subject to function creep.
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.
However, he warned that only vigilance and strong lobbying will contain the progress of Function Creep in government.
The privacy advocacy group has a term for this: "It's what we call function creep.
0 can instantly view the impact of staffing decisions, function creep, complexity, or other variables on the cost or schedule for a software project.