BQE CORE & Engineering Management Institute PRESENT

Scope Creep: Identifying and Reducing this HUGE Project Management Pitfall 

Available on demand

*Originally aired Tuesday, August 30, 2022

All AE consulting firms want their projects to be as profitable as possible; however, most will identify their biggest project management pitfall as: doing work outside of the scope (aka scope creep), which greatly reduces profits. Depending on the size of your firm, scope creep could cost you thousands, or even millions, of dollars annually.  

While this is a common and debilitating challenge that MOST firms face, the reality is that by installing a few simple processes you can greatly reduce scope creep on your projects. These strategies should be learned and implemented by every project professional as early on as possible in their careers.  

By the end of this session, you will learn how to:


Ensure the project scope is clear to all team members  


Identify scope creep as early as possible


Notify clients of work to be done outside of the scope 


Approach a client in an “extra-work” situation (this is way harder than it sounds) 


Anthony Fasano, PE

President & CEO, Engineering Management Institute 

Author of Engineer Your Own Success 


Most AE consulting firms are too busy to focus on attracting, developing, and retaining talented professionals, making it hard to grow. Through his work at the Engineering Management Institute, Anthony Fasano utilizes a proven framework to help firms build professional development plans, programs, and tools that help them attract, build, AND maintain strong teams and grow sustainably.  

In addition to assisting firms in these areas, Anthony has written a bestselling book entitled Engineer Your Own Success (by IEEE-Wiley Press), and under his stewardship, EMI has built a massive content platform including 5 active podcasts, 3 YouTube channels, and a popular blog dedicated to helping AE professionals become better managers and leaders.  

You can access all these free resources, along with EMI’s learning and development programs at  

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Did you know that you can receive one LU for this course?




BQE Software develops innovative business management solutions for architecture, engineering, and other professional services firms. Its flagship product, BQE CORE, streamlines project management, time tracking, billing, accounting, and other business processes on a single platform. Every day, over 5,000 customers use BQE Core to get clear visibility and control over their projects, productivity, and profitability – all in one place. Learn more at