January 15, 2013
Beware of Gold-plating & Insanities Beyond
Goldplating in Project Management: When talking to stakeholders, if one changes scope and accommodates deliverables without a business case it is known as gold plating. Happens when
the stakeholder is a higher up trying to push a pet project. But what happens when you walk away from a stakeholder meeting and your colleague just committed to adding a whole new project to your plate? I don't think the project management world has seen that coming. I think it can be termed as "insane appeasement".