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How to Minimize and Manage Project Scope Creep (video)

February 13, 2019


When dealing with long-term projects, scope creep is often something we are required to consider. Scope creep can become an issue when on-going changes and modifications occur without having proper control measures in place.

In this video, Shawn LeDrew, a Senior Project Manager with Autopro, discusses three key strategies to minimize and manage scoop creep.


Strategy #1 - Understanding The Project Requirements

It is incredibly important to fully understand the project requirements, as they will be the leading direction for the business needs of the client. Often the project requirements will include the operational needs of the facility, specific technology needs, and the budget & timelines associated with the project.

Strategy #2 - Clearly Define Project Scope

When you start the conversations around project scope, the common factors to consider are what the project is going to deliver, and what deliverables will be going to the client.

Any work that is done in excess of those documented segments is essentially scope creep.

Strategy #3 - Adhering to a Change Management Process

It is important to have a rigorous and well defined Change Management Process on each and every project. The Change Management Process will give you an unbiased view on :

1. Is the change proposed a change to the scope of work?
2. Is the change required to meet project requirements?
3. Provide documentation and approval from your client of the change in scope that is    required.