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10 Steps to Successful Project Management by Lou Russell

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STEP THREE

Manage Scope Creep

OVERVIEW

Stakeholders Providing inputs

Project Objectives

Project Scope and Scope Diagrams

Stakeholders Receiving outputs

 

We've all done it; in fact, I just did. Here I sit, determined to make some progress on this book, phone call, and all the intrigue happening at the coffee shop I'm visiting. Distraction is a kind of scope creep—easily succumbed to and difficult to avoid. With our mobile email and phones, we're in touch with everyone everywhere 24/7. It's always tempting to get pulled away by something new and exciting, or something old and ugly.

In project management, scope creep is the number-one killer of success. Inevitably, you'll start a project with certain parameters, and then it begins to grow, morphing ...

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