Project Success and Failure

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Project success can be difficult to define and may not be evident until sometime after project completion and during the life of the deliverable when the benefits that justified the investment are realised, not realised, or sometimes even exceeded.  Thus, project success is multi-level concept:

The project was a success if it produced something – anything.
The project was a success if it delivers all or most of what it said it would, regardless of schedule or budget performance.
The project was a success if it delivers what it said it would, on schedule and/or within the agreed budget.
The project was a success if it delivers what it said it would, on schedule, within the agreed budget and to specified standards of quality.
The project was a success if it delivers on all project objectives and the deliverables produce the desired outcomes.
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