If you design a project carefully and deliberately, you can avoid the dreaded scope creep. After your studies this week, what have you learned about scope creep and how to avoid it? Do you think there are cases where scope creep might actually be a good thing or could be useful? Share your thoughts with your classmates. Even if you have scope creep under control, customers might push the boundaries as the project progresses. How would you deal with a client in a diplomatic way so as to avoid damaging your company’s relationship with the client?
What do you think could lead to project failure besides scope creep?
Your initial post should indicate critical analysis and provide valuable insight into the topic by thoroughly addressing all elements of the discussion prompts, demonstrating your personal knowledge of the topic acquired through your study this week. Students should illustrate strong and precise connections to previous and/or current course content or to real-life situations associated with the readings and research you are encouraged to perform.
Discussions are an important part of your learning. Students are encouraged to post their initial response early in the week and then return a couple of other days and interact with classmates. This will give everyone time to consider and reply to initial posts. Share your thoughts with your classmates and learn from theirs. Interact just as you would in a conversation in a traditional classroom. The more you interact, the more you and your classmates will learn.