Goldplating - You should always strive to carefully set expectations and then meet those expectations. However, if you are not confident in your ability to deliver, you may also have heard it is better to under promise, but over deliver.

This is actually a good thing if it refers to your ability to deliver your work earlier than promised or for less money than you estimated. However, it is not the right thing to do in terms of business requirements.

The term Goldplating refers to delivering more requirements than what the client requested. Even though it might seem that this is a good thing, it actually is not.

It is wrong for two reasons. First, the primary focus of the project should be to make sure that you deliver what the client wants - on time and within budget.

By adding in additional work, the risk increases that the project will not meet its deadline or budget. If you end up missing your deadline date, you will not find sympathy if you explain that the date was missed because of adding more work than the client agreed to.

Second, if you goldplate, you are taking it upon yourself to make a business decision on what is of most value to the client.

There may be some good reasons why the additional features were not included in the initial project scope. They may, in fact, be of marginal value to the client.

There may be more value in having the solution completed early and for less cost.

The point is that this is a client decision and not one that the project manager should make. If you can complete the project earlier or for less money than was budgeted, let the client make the decision on what to do with the good fortune.


Libro El Director de Proyectos Práctico -

Un Método probado de 28 Pasos para completar tu Proyecto Exitosamente


Por fin ─ un libro sencillo con un método paso a paso para completar tu proyecto.

¡Y sin tener conocimiento previo sobre administración de proyectos!

Toda la "paja" de la metodología de dirección de proyectos fue eliminada, dejando solo lo que es absolutamente útil para completar la tarea.

El Director de Proyectos Práctico, Project Management for Small Projects. 

Un libro pensado en el líder de proyectos empírico que salió ganador de la rifa del tigre. Pues ya tiene la responsabilidad de un proyecto, pero que no sabe ni por donde empezar. Necesita una receta ABC para seguir.

Contiene 260 páginas perfectamente detalladas con ejemplos e ilustraciones, que te llevan de la mano hasta completar tu proyecto.

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