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Preventing Scope Creep

Access to new resource related to project scope management added to PMWL

Resource provided by Tony Itodo

6 February 2019 – Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to project scope management. The new resource is titled “Preventing Scope Creep”, an article by Mark Romanelli and published in PM Times in 2018.

This article focuses on what scope creep is, which it describes as any change that is made to the project scope that differs from the originally detailed scope items, i.e. little by little, additional scope items and deliverables are added to a project over time, resulting in an aggregate increase in the scope beyond what is achievable given the other constraints of time, cost, quality, and resources. A Structured Change Control System involving (a) Set up of a change review board, (b) Requiring requests in writing, (c) Considering the request carefully, and (d) Delayed decision making are listed as steps to help minimize or prevent scope creep.

To access this new resource, go to the Applications and Hot Topics section of the library at, click on “Scope Management”, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here