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🔗 The Inevitability of Scope Creep

Scope creep is inevitable. A project starts with a small mandate and ends with an enormous, uncontrolled scope. What was a small change is now a complete rewrite. It's easier to visualize scope creep with software projects — you can easily see the number of services or areas of code that a change touches. And it's sometimes easier to measure (which changes aren't in the critical path of the goal feature or product?). But it happens in almost every project. I don't think it can be eliminated entirely, but understanding the sources and the consequences might help limit its reach.

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