What Is Project Success From My Perspective?

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How to define project success from my perspective? In recent decades, a set of issues have been triggered by the fact concerning how to define project success. Some claim that the traditional views are still suitable to define project success, such as under budget, within schedule and acceptable quality. These traditional criteria are well-known as “Golden Triangle” or “Iron Triangle”, which has been used to assess project success over several decades. However, these criteria have been criticised to be more insufficient and inadequate for modern projects by others. ( Atinkson, 1998; Baccarini, 1999; Baker et al. 1988; De Wit, 1988; Munns and Bjeririmi, 1996) This is largely due to the fact that more elements should be covered in modern…show more content…
According to Rong,W. Liu K. and Sun L. (2009), they argue that projects success depends on who has the most power in the project and which kind of factors are his preference. (Rong,W. Liu K. and Sun L. , 2009) This is largely due to the fact that project success should take both stakeholders’ requirements and end users’ satisfaction. For an example, as a well-known project, Opera house was a failure, because it was seriously over-budget and behind-schedule. However, it is a landscape in Australia, and it is beneficial for Australian GDP via attracting millions tourists to visit. Thus, Opera house is definitely successful as a famous achievement of that project. Those proponents of “Golden Triangle” believe that cost, time and quality should be the only factors to evaluate and assess project success. This is largely due to the fact that project could be defined success once project teams complete the project under budget, within schedule and acceptable quality. (Pinto JK, Slevin DP., 1988) Nevertheless, there are two points could be used to illustrate why “Golden Triangle” becomes insufficient and inadaptable. One is “Golden Triangle” is overhyped and insufficient, because essence of project has been changed with modern methodologies development such as environmental performance, health, safety, users’ expectation and participants’ satisfaction. In other words, more dimensions should be added in project success criteria. For
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