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Gold Plating

What is "gold plating" and how one can avert it?

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Gold plating can be defined as adding additional features to a software application that a stakeholder didn't ask for. Initially, I thought that something like this would be a positive, ...

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Paul Rook states: "When a software project is successful, it is not because there were no problems but because the problems were overcome."

Hence, it is important that project manages avoid encountering any risk that they haven't planned for. Planning is very important, and so is planning for risks in a software project. Therefore, being meticulous really helps a project manager. With that being said, this excerpt defines "gold plating" and explains how one can avert it.