Describing what success looks like


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Describing what success looks like

Once you identify a project's deliverables, you also need a way to tell that what you get is what you want. Success criteria may be fairly simple and straightforward. Tangible deliverables with built-in measures are the easiest. For example, with the relocation, one success criteria is receiving a building permit from the county government. If you instead, get a letter from the county asking for changes, you know you have more work to do. Fortunately many small project deliverables fall in this category.

In the relocation example, the Furniture and Equipment move is successful when everything is in position in the new space, and all the equipment is running. Ideally, you want success criteria defined, so you can ask, is this what you wanted? You can get a simple yes or no. But what if criteria aren't so obvious? You need to come up with ways to measure success. The measures you use will vary depending on the project. For example, with the relocation project you might have trouble sp...

Describing what success looks like
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Describing what success looks like provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Bonnie Biafore as part of the Managing Small Projects

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