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Project Success Factors
Erwin Schauvliege, Project Manager, Belgium, Member
Project succes factors:
1. Take proper time to make a proper feasibility study
2. Make clear, transparant business oriented project goals
3. Set up a project organisation based on stakeholdership and competences, and work accordingly
4. Involve all stakeholders, at start and at regular times
5. Secure active support from the steering committee (chairman)
6. Make sure that all project team members are supportive/contributive
7. Perform a structured project breakdown (goals-->act-->time plan-->resource plan,...)
8. Make sure that progress and risks get honestly assessed
9. Take proper time to realize a proper hand-over to the line-organisation / stakeholders.

Project Success Factors: 4 C's
Mellacheruvu Adi Saasthry , Director, India, Premium Member
If the following 4C Approach is adopted, project success is 100% guaranteed.
The PM should:
1. Communicate effectively
2. Have a Collaborative approach
3. Be Creative
4. Consultative
This 4C's approach will certainly yield excellent results.

Additional Success Factors
Earl Schubert
Without empowerment of (action/activity) authority, accountability, reasonable performance metrics, and proper time-lines which support corporate/project/program objectives the opportunity for failure is increased. Things left unattended will migrate from 'bad' to 'worse' on their travel to 'catastrophy'.

Consider Organization Culture
Akash Deep
Organization culture needs to be considered while delegating the responsibility and setting up accountability. Organization culture is a effective asset to draw up the blue print for the project.

Key Success Factor
Robert Anderson
From the perspective of a consultant or contractor, the client organization must have a strong, committed project sponsor or "champion" with sufficient clout to maintain client focus on the reason for undertaking the project. If client interest wanes, probability of project success also wanes no matter how effective the consultant or contractor may be.

Effective Communication Method (Japanese)
Chatchai Martwises, Thailand, Member
In Japanese style, use ho-ren-so
ho = report
ren = communication
so = consult.

Project Success Factors
In my opinion, the key project success factor is: talk to your people not necessary everyday but regularly. The conversation is had best on-site at where the project team member is. Instead of the project team member to go visit the project manager's office.

Successful Projects must be SMART
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
To be successful projects need to be SMART(ER).

Project Success Factors
Jide Olaniran
To put a project on success path, every project participant must have veritable project comprehension. Without a complete understanding of a project nature and its characteristics for instance, tasks to be undertaken for the project may be nebulous let alone establishing methodologies required to perform the tasks accordingly for a desired outcome.
Project is unique, therefore, different factors will determine success of different projects. It is however significant that understanding of the project is arguably the most important and common success factor.

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