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. Step 2: Use the information from the requirements document to define a clear set of requirements for your microcontroller.
For years, we have all been focused on the "speeds and feeds" and the "feature creep" of the technology, and have neglected the most important factor: "Who really needs this stuff?"
* Avoid feature creep. Adding unnecessary bells and whistles will increase the project's total cost.
One can argue that feature creep is forcing many consumers to buy more than they really want.
The project may experience "feature creep," taking on too many extra, nice-to-have capabilities that end up pushing back project deadlines.
This is commonly called "feature creep." It can come from business units such as marketing and sales, and can also come from within a project.
Make sure the entire team understands the consequences of missed deadlines, feature creep, and quality issues."
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. Duke and his father, George Broussard, the man who spent 12 years developing Duke Nukem Forever before finally sounding the retreat (i.e.
Feature creep has also layered on additional functions.
Unlike many software products which suffer from "feature creep" and are too complex and cumbersome, RelationsCentral focuses on ease of use and a simple update process.
As DJI adds functionality to the Web-based product, he expected to see some "feature creep" occur.
"In our experience, decisions leading to feature creep impact the project size more than any other," he says.