How to Stop Scope Creep By Embracing Change
It is well known in the software and website development world that scope creep is the primary cause of projects running over time and budget. At the very least, uncontrolled change will impact your project profit margin as you try and accommodate both legitimate and impractical client requests for change.
In this presentation, project management guru Beth Livingston will discuss how to minimize scope creep by acknowledging and planning for change instead of penalizing the client for it. We will cover the elements of a good change control process and how using a change budget allows you to ALWAYS, yes ALWAYS come in under budget.
Meet Beth Livingston
Beth built her first WordPress website in 2009 for a side business, was immediately smitten, and soon began building websites for other small businesses. In 2016, after a 25+ year history as an IT Business Analyst, Instructional Designer, and Project Manager, Beth left the corporate world to become a full time WordPress Coach and Designer, and now enjoys providing real-life project management skills training for WordPress practitioners (designers, developers, consultants, project managers, and agencies) through her company, WP Roadmaps and Coaching.
Beth is the creator of The WP Project Manager’s Academy, administers the WordPress Project Management Facebook group, and serves as an organizer for the North Carolina Triad WordPress Meetup Group.
Beth enjoys teaching and has presented talks at various WordCamps across the country, at Venture Cafe Winston-Salem, the Triad WordPress Meetup, and has taught project management classes at Guilford Technical Community College’s Small Business Center in Greensboro NC.