How Do I Deal With Scope Creep As A Consultant?
What is 'Scope Creep'?
Just as the name suggests, scope creep is the gradual increase in the scope of works while the price remains the same. As a consultant you were contracted to undertake a certain set of activities for a certain price. However, the client keeps adding extra things on top of what was agreed in the Terms of Reference (ToR). For example by saying 'oh by the way, can you also add a few additional questions to the survey?'
Due to how incrementally things are added, the consultant don't usually realise how big the project has gotten. Afterall, you are not going to charge more for just speaking to one more staff member, right?