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Impact of Scope Creep on Software Project Quality*

  title={Impact of Scope Creep on Software Project Quality*},
  author={Rahul Thakurta},
Despite advances in project management methodologies and tools, the chances that a software project is able to achieve its process estimates is about 30% (The Standish Group, 2004). A major reason behind such phenomena is the frequent change of requirements during project progress, brought about by the dynamic nature of development activities (Winters, 2010). This phenomenon where there is a change in the set of requirements due to addition, deletion, and modification during project progress is… 

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