Finally, your project scope document has been signed. Everything has been agreed upon and now there will be no changes. Right? Wrong! Change will come and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
Why is it always the developers who get blamed for goldplating? Most people who have worked in a project environment know that goldplating is one of the biggest contributors to scope creep. When you consider that the cost of change increases as the project timeline progresses, it becomes evident that, in addition to increasing scope, […]
So I’m doing some PMP sample test questions today and ran into one where at the end, additional things were added and the customer is very happy. According to the answer, this project was unsuccessful because the additional features were “gold plating” which wastes time and probably cost. I got this wrong because I read “the project has added [this and that]” as the [this and that] = intended product of the project.
But there’s a deeper insight here.