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Useful Tips on Mitigating Scope Creep

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This is a talk that Michael C. Vaughn, user experience specialist, product owner, public speaker and entrepreneur, did for Big Design 2014, bigdesignevents.com, about 7 useful tips of mitigating scope creep. Michael has collected these useful tips over the last decade while working on UX, mobile and web projects. Twitter - @mcvaughn

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Useful Tips on Mitigating Scope Creep

  1. 1. Mitigating Scope Creep Useful Tips for Project Peace Michael Vaughn Speaker - Big Design 2014
  2. 2. Michael Vaughn UX Specialist/IA Product Owner Public Speaker ! DU Speaker Connection Family Man Fitness Nut Cub Master Pack 416 Senior User Experience Architect Creative Director, Product Owner and Founder mvaughn@artemisiatechnologies.com michael.vaughn@tonic3.com @mcvaughn /michaelcvaughn
  3. 3. Story
  4. 4. Story
  5. 5. Story Cat!
  6. 6. First Freeing Weapon of Choice Cat Calling! 1st Freeing Weapon of Choice Calling the Cat
  7. 7. 2nd Freeing Weapon of Choice Throwing Rocks (at the pipe, not cat)
  8. 8. 3rd Freeing Weapon of Choice Garden Hose
  9. 9. 4th Freeing Weapon of Choice Old Fire Truck
  10. 10. 5th Freeing Weapon of Choice New Fire Truck
  11. 11. Story and Project/Scope Creep Correlation
  12. 12. Character Correlation
  13. 13. The Consultants
  14. 14. The Cat
  15. 15. The Client or Internal Business
  16. 16. The Sponsor
  17. 17. Project Manager/ Traffic Coordinator
  18. 18. The Onlookers
  19. 19. General Employees
  20. 20. Tools Correlation
  21. 21. Simple Solutions
  22. 22. Call Email Meet
  23. 23. Over Engineering
  24. 24. Rework Recode
  25. 25. 7 Useful Tips to Mitigating Scope Creep War Stories Included!
  26. 26. Now A Quick Prelude
  27. 27. Clearly Communicate Project Plan Expectations Accountability Sprints Phases Pre Kickoff
  28. 28. Review Plan - Before, During and After Project Deliverables Goals/Objectives Timeline Tracking Bandwidth Kickoff At Every Sprint Post Project Debrief
  29. 29. Truly Understand Client Involvement Champion Coach Influencer Enemy Pre Kickoff
  30. 30. Educate and Inform the Client Recent Trends New Technology Competitor Info Demystify “Geek Speak” Pre Kickoff During Project Post Project Debrief
  31. 31. Engrain the End User’s Journey in the Client Discovery Engagement Adoption Adaptation Pre Kickoff During Project Post Project Debrief
  32. 32. Just Say “No” Future Phase Change Order Pre Kickoff During Project Post Project Debrief
  33. 33. 1- Clearly Communicate the Project Plan ! 2 - Review Plan Before, During and After Project ! 3 - Truly Understand Client Involvement ! 4 - Show ROI from Previous Clients ! 5 - Educate and Inform the Client ! 6 - Engrain the End User’s Journey in the Client ! 7 - Just Say “No”
  34. 34. Thank You! Slideshare URL
  35. 35. Michael C. Vaughn Senior User Experience Architect Creative Director, Product Owner and Founder michael.vaughn@tonic3.com @mcvaughn mvaughn@artemisiatechnologies.com /michaelcvaughn

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