Scope creep is the growth of the scope of a project’s requirements beyond those originally intended. Information technology projects, in particular, suffer scope creep. One comment from an IT project manager about this research acknowledged the prevalence of scope creep, noting the paucity of solutions. While many researchers have looked at surveys of various people involved in or with IT projects, the goal of this research is to explore scope creep based on project characteristics: using regression analysis to create a model for scope creep for software projects. The results of the regression analysis for the proposed model will help to better understand both scope creep and also the influence of some project characteristics on scope creep.