APM approaches scope management realistically. Scope creep isn’t the problem, even though many observers lament the problems with escalating requirements. Reality is more complex than an admonition to “avoid scope creep” can handle. Some scope changes are inexpensive but valuable. Some scope changes are extensive and expensive but crucial to delivering customer value. Of course, scope changes can be detrimental to a project if they are arbitrary and ill thought out. But in general, scope changes that are incorporated to meet evolving customer requirements and undertaken with an understanding, and approval, of their impact on the project increase the probability of project success.
- Chapter 7. The Speculate Phase
- from Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products, Second Edition
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
- Released: July 2009
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