Projects rarely go perfectly according to plan. Results of a 2010 industry-wide survey show that almost 70% of projects failed due to scope creep; and 47% failed due to misunderstanding what the customer wants.
Scope creep is what happens when a project is allowed to grow bigger than the original anticipated size, without corresponding increase in resources, schedule and budget, due to a lack of project control. Here are three ways you can avoid falling in to this lethal trap. [Read more…]