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Are You or Your Business a Victim of “Scope Creep?”

You are. You just didn’t know the definition.

Tom Egelhoff
3 min readMay 25, 2023


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The title of this daily blog might suggest being on the lookout for a creepy guy checking you out with a telescope.

Sorry while that is creepy, it’s not the kind of “scope creep” I’m talking about.

Definition of “Scope Creep”

While almost every business has experienced “scope creep” at one time or another, they might not have known the definition of their situation.

Let’s say you have a simple project at your workplace.

You’re working away, getting near completion, and someone comes along and adds some additional work to the project.

This common practice is known as “scope creep.”

The size and scope of the project begin to grow as more tasks and responsibilities creep in.

If not clearly defined and controlled, the project will eventually collapse under its own weight.



Tom Egelhoff

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