Hal Helms

Hal Helms teaches, writes, and speaks widely on web software development issues. His site,, has free resources, including a signup form for his popular “Occasional Newsletter.” He can be reached at

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In Defense of Scope Creep

Scope creep seems inevitable. Our attempts to gather our clients’ requirements early on often seems a futile effort. Scope creep distorts our carefully structured schedules, making project managers weep. Have we run out of strategies for fighting this evil scourge? Is it hopeless? Maybe not. Maybe, thinks Hal Helms, it can even be beneficial.