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Four Ways to Judge Project Success


Ah, the ubiquitous triple constraint of project management. Every project must be on time, within budget, in scope – and meet quality standards. Adjust one element of the triple constraint and the other elements must shift accordingly. Unfortunately, meeting the triple constraint is often the only measure of project success, when other factors should be considered. These additional success factors should be listed in the Project Charter or other initiation documents. To verify that your project truly has been successful, here are:

Four Ways to Judge a Project Success

Projects that nail the triple constraint are not necessarily a success. Conversely, projects may be deemed successful without satisfying the triple constraint. Ask yourself the following four questions to determine whether or not your project can rightly be judged a success.

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