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Scope And Scope Creep

Scope is defined as "the sum of the products, services, and results to be provided as a project." Scope Creep is defined as "adding features and functionality (project scope) without addressing the effects on time, costs, and resources, or without customer approval."

Considering these two definitions answer the following
-How do the two definitions complement each other?
-How are the two definitions opposed to each other?
-How does scope creep relate to the concept of "gold plating"?
-Why are both of these terms so important in planning a project?

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The two definitions complement each other because they both relate to project management. The focus of project management is the define the scope, complete the scope, and to come in on time.

On the flip side, the two items also oppose each other as scope creep can affect the project ...