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Peer Connect Perspectives: Scope Creep Is Good — If Handled Properly

Published: 17 November 2017

ID: G00347850

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


Scope creep often doesn’t reflect chronic process failure but a fundamental reality of technology-driven business. Peer Connect members recommend looking for opportunities by looking at scope creep from a number of angles.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Find Business Value in the Reasons for Scope Change
  • Turn Scope Into an Ongoing Conversation With the Business
  • Try Agile Methods to Make Scope Changes a Source of Value
  • Create a Governance Process to Make Better Scope Decisions
  • Get the Right People Involved in the Right Way
  • Key Takeaways

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