Gold Plating


Definition: Gold Plating is in project management the error of continuing to work on a project or task well past the point where the extra value it generates (if any) is worth the effort.
The term goldplating refers to delivering more requirements than what the client requested.
Gold Plating (GP) is considered a bad project management practice in different project management best practices and methodologies such as PMBOK and PRINCE2.


More on scope management: Scope Creep.


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