Scope creep is an uncontrolled growth in the scope of a project. This happens because of an unclear initial scope of work which is then added to with a lack of checks and balances in project management processes.
Positive option: When you always get approval on every single thing, every single time that request is made, and you have an initial scope of work document, you’ll almost never run into major scope creep issues.
Negative option: If it wasn’t in your contract, now the client’s upset, because they feel like they’re not getting what they’re paying for, and you’re upset because you feel like you’re working too hard for the amount of money that you’re making.
A guest post from biz-dev hero Mark Thomasson Freelancing comes with plenty of perks and difficulties. Scope creep can be one of the greatest obstacles in the world of a freelancer, and with substantial consequences. When you fall into a situation where your workload for a project exceeds the pre-agreed scope, it can be difficult, […]
Why Scoping Matters Had I scoped every project I had ever worked on, countless dollars would have been saved, countless tears wouldn’t have been shed, and I probably could have added years to my life. You see, when you don’t scope your project well, you automatically create client expectation management issues. This means that you […]