MPM 057: Keeping Scope Creep Under Control, with Jonathan Soares, CEO of Agency Labs

10.28.2019 - By Masters of Product Management

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Scope creep – every product manager and engineer’s favorite thing. Scope creep is, of course, when, after we’ve finalized the scope for a project or release, the requirements for that release somehow keep increasing. Whether it’s an idea for a new feature, updated customer feedback on how something should work or a just more requirements, the scope of our development work can sometimes feel quite fluid and is something that must be acutely managed. While some of this new feedback can actually be valuable, it does make it difficult to score if the goal line is constantly changing. In this episode, we discuss some tactics for managing scope creep while maintaining the value and integrity of the original product idea.

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