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What Is Gold-Plating in Project Management?

Gold plating in Project Management is giving the customer more than what he bargained for (which may or may not be something the customer actually wants). Gold plating is often done by autonomous team members and in good intentions. There are many negative consequences to gold plating such as scope inflation, increasing the overall cost of the project, increasing risks, upping the customer’s expectations. Avoiding gold plating can easily be done by enforcing a strict policy of not implementing anything outside the original scope of the project without a change request.