2. A good rapport with Project Stakeholders.
3. Active management of expectations.
4. Good initial estimating and planning.
5. Involve the customers in the earliest stages of the project possible. 6. The project should be a joint effort between the business units and I.T. Decisions should be shared in such areas as approach, requirements, and vendor selections. 7.Divide the projects into phases, with each phase resulting in a release. This enables changes to be brought into the fold on subsequent phases more easily. This also works well when time to market needs to be quick. 8.Achievable goals should be set.
9.Hold prototyping and JAD (joint application development) sessions between the business unit and I.T., to involve the user in a greater level of detail at an early stage.
Example of my scope creep is construction of a building. Initially the plan is designed as per customer requirements. The workers were assigned their duties and they started building the house. But once the construction is started and if customer wants to make any changes to the plan then it would result in a scope creep. When such situation arises builders will set up a...