Project Creep

Project Creep

A slang term for the gradual extension of a deadline, especially if the parameters of a project are moved repeatedly. See also: Scope creep.
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"It will help them know how long the video will be, and they won't get project creep," Bridges says.
Although adding too many people to a project team can lead to project creep, in this case, the scope remained the same and the team benefited from the assistant's new perspective.
At this step in the process, you have reached a logical point in the project plan path that including features outside of the chosen path could be allowed with little issues, and could be argued that it is not project creep.
To begin, organizations should right-size projects and provide appropriate executive oversight to avoid project creep. On the design side, it's important that organizations design for workflow efficiency and safety, as well as maximize energy efficiency.
Battling "project creep" was a challenge during this project.
No mention was made of the dangers of "project creep" or the reasons for setting project milestones.
In addition, there must be a clear understanding of the role and the parameters of the project so participants do not get "project creep." Project creep occurs when the project grows to become something never intended or approved.
To avoid project creep, where the scope of the project begins to change after the plan, it's important to agree upfront on which variables are flexible and which are non-negotiable.
For the purposes of this article the term project creep will refer to the adding of projects and processes to the workload without prior establishment of clear linkages as to how these activities align with the organizational strategic objectives.
Project creep is the cancer that usually causes a project to miss overall goals and increases management frustration.
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