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feature creep

feature creep

The continual adding of new functions to an information system project while it is in the process of being programmed. See scope creep.
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CREEPING FEATURISM (AKA FEATURE CREEP): The tendency for programmers to add more and more features to a software product in an attempt to keep up with stiff competition from other companies, generally producing a slow, clunky program
First, the plane introduced feature creep. It added new software to compensate for "minor" changes to the plane.
As a result of those blurring lines, feature creep is an issue for many WCM vendors.
The D Series loaders feature Creep Control and Continuous Flow, which allow operators to slow the track speed of the equipment while maintaining high RPMs on attachment tools.
The new iPhones, two new iPads, and even the new iOS 7 operating system with numerous improvements didn't cut it with an audience looking for revolution instead of products with feature creep and assorted refinements.
Recent competitive moves from carriers like T-Mobile mean that the conflict between OEMs looking to maintain or grow ASP through feature creep and operators looking to shore up margins and reduce subsidy is about to enter a new phase.
As he has struggled with feature creep and taking on projects that are simply too large, Heck has embraced the web as a powerful resource for engineering and tweaking his designs.
But in a medium absolutely plagued by consumer pandering, feature creep and a total disrespect for the artist, I think it's a bad idea.
"These seminars address this issue, and are specifically designed for helping engineers re-use design resources, simplify feature creep and reduce engineering costs."
By starting a project plan with a target cost and development schedule, a company prevents feature creep. Green features are clearly defined ahead of time, and yellow features are added during the design process only if the additional cost and development time stay within the bounds for the project.
It has to be expandable for bug fixes, for feature creep during design, and for upgrade options down the road.
Maybe a case of feature creep and a desperation to include-all and service-all-possible-user-intents.