Scope Creep: Identifying and Reducing this HUGE Project Management Pitfall

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 01:00 – 2:00 PM
Presented by Anthony Fasano, PE

All AE consulting firms want their projects to be as profitable as possible; however, most will identify their biggest project management pitfall as: doing work outside of the scope (aka scope creep), which greatly reduces profits. Depending on the size of your firm, scope creep could cost you thousands, or even millions, of dollars annually.

While this is a common and debilitating challenge that MOST firms face, the reality is that by installing a few simple processes you can greatly reduce scope creep on your projects. These strategies should be learned and implemented by every project professional as early on as possible in their careers.

In this session, participants will learn how to:

1. Ensure the project scope is clear to all team members
2. Identify scope creep as early as possible
3. Notify clients of work to be done outside of the scope
4. Approach a client in an “extra-work” situation (this is way harder than it sounds)

About your presenter:
Anthony Fasano, PE
Most AE consulting firms are too busy to focus on attracting, developing, and retaining talented professionals, making it hard to grow. Through his work at the Engineering Management Institute, Anthony Fasano utilizes a proven framework to help firms build professional development plans, programs, and tools that help them attract, build, AND maintain strong teams and grow sustainably.

In addition to assisting firms in these areas, Anthony has written a bestselling book entitled Engineer Your Own Success (by IEEE-Wiley Press), and under his stewardship, EMI has built a massive content platform including 5 active podcasts, 3 YouTube channels, and a popular blog dedicated to helping AE professionals become better managers and leaders.