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It’s not impossible, it just costs more

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Scope creep: During the implementation phase of a software project clients always ask for more functionality than was originally agreed.

I usually do what I can to incorporate their requests but there’s always the caveat that it might take more time and therefore cost more. And, usually, once the project budget has been agreed it’s difficult to get more funding. I usually say “Almost anything is possible with software but it will take more time and money”.

In season 4 episode 5 of American Chopper, “Senior’s Vintage Project 1”, Mikey can be seen wearing a t-shirt with the slogan:

It’s not impossible, it just costs more

Well put!

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Written by Sea Monkey

August 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

Posted in Development

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