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This is the scope management technique in the Toolkit which demands that the project will experience and demonstrate an equal and instant adjustment of scope to mirror the scope adjustment. Like the Archimedes Principle that for a sunken object the volume of displaced fluid is equal to the volume of the object, whatever the size of the added functionality that comprises the scope creep an equal size of functionality must be removed from the project. If you maintain the size of the project, you maintain a Commitment to deliver on estimate and therefore to budget. You cannot add indiscriminately to a project and expect it to swell invisibly to accommodate all increases and additions without fracture or failure somewhere. In the Toolkit we support the simple logic that you cannot get something for nothing. If you need some extra functionality or features in the final solution then this will take some time and effort. That time and effort needs to be sought from somewhere. We keep the end date fixed and demand that the time and effort is shifted away from a lesser priority requirement. The wishes and expectations of your stakeholders, regarding the scope of the project, are crucial and it is they who decide which are the lesser priority requirements and therefore which will be removed from scope. This scope responsibility will be understood, agreed and confirmed before you get the project underway. This way you seek to recognize and manage a field of delivery and ensure it aligns with the project scope. We perform this in the Setup stage; this topic is extended and featured later in the Toolkit. While we are on the topic, we have two new Scope concepts you will find within the Toolkit: Scope Cheap and Scope Reap.


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