PMBOK® GUIDE SIXTH EDITION What a project should achieve to be successful6 March 2021
PMBOK® GUIDE SIXTH EDITION
What a project should achieve to be successful
One of the most common challenges in project management is determining whether or not a project is successful. Traditionally, the project management metrics of time, cost, scope, and quality have been the most important factors in defining the success of a project. More recently, practitioners and scholars have determined that project success should also be measured with consideration toward achievement of the project objectives.
Project stakeholders may have different ideas as to what the successful completion of a project will look like and which factors are the most important. It is critical to clearly document the project objectives and to select objectives that are measurable. Project success may include additional criteria linked to the organizational strategy and to the delivery of business results.