Consequently, containing the scope is one aspect Project Managers work diligently to control. If the scope of a project grows, you blow your budget out of the water as well as your schedule yielding a failed project.
This is the reason I cringe, when I hear Republicans claim we need to be the Big Tent party. It doesn't matter that we lose 20% of the Conservative platform because we're going to gain 80%. In my mind, that 20% is scope creep and has been ongoing for decades. It has also landed us in a hole with huge debt and an extremely long time to dig ourselves out, i.e., we've blown our budget and schedule.
What scope has crept? The US Constitution. We cannot survive creep on the US Constitution. We've also had scope creep on The Bible and the Declaration of Independence, which we cannot survive. We've endured scope creep on our culture, which no nation can or has survived. We need change for Conservatism not Progressivism. Progressivism is killing the best hope of humanity, the USA, outside of Jesus Christ.
So, when I hear the Republican Chair of Colorado, Ryan Call, exclaim that we need to be the Big Tent party and be content with getting 80%, I don't see much chance of improvement in the near term. I also have to disagree with him.