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mission creep

or scope creep; the tendency for a project to accumulate more and more required project goals as development proceeds, such as additional software features or sections of a website. Mission creep typically delays a project, runs it over budget, and may often produce a product that lacks direction and coherency. Causes may include inadequate requirements analysis at the outset of a project, spurious and indecisive participation by decision makers, and an inadequate understanding of the schedule and budget implications of a change.