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Scope Creep Is On The Rise As Stakeholder Expectations Increase; Here's How To Keep Projects Within Bounds

In today's hyper-competitive business environment, it seems everything needs to be done yesterday. But heightened project expectations and a quickening delivery pace can drive up the risk of scope creep—a trend that's on the rise for organizations around the world. PMI's 2018 Pulse of the Profession®; found that 52 percent of projects completed in the last 12 months experienced scope creep or uncontrolled changes to the project's scope—up from 43 percent five years ago.
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