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Scope creep is the continuous expansion or changes to the project’s initial scope beyond what was initially intended. Factors that lead to scope creep include poorly defined scope, incomplete plans and specifications, poor communication, mismanagement of change orders, and clients changing their minds about what they want.Change orders are similar in that they involve changes to plans outside of the original scope. Change orders differ from scope creep because they can involve both additions and deletions from the original scope. They can also be initiated by the owner, but GCs and subs can also request change orders and they don’t always result in additional costs or deadline extensions.