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Perspectives on project success

Aim: To continue from the introduction of project success, during week 1
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To determine if there is project success we need to use different perspectives.

Stakeholder perspective

A stakeholder perspective implies that we have to understand different people’s and group’s needs and expectations, which can be influenced by, for example, contextual and a time aspects.

Effectiveness perspective

Viewing a project from an effectiveness perspective implies a focus on value creation, which is connected to what different stakeholders consider being valuable for them.

Project efficiency

An efficiency perspective on a project implies a focus on the project constraints: Time, cost and scope. I.e. it becomes more important to obtain the project goal within the constraints, than to eventually exceed some of the constraints (or change goal formulation) to create higher value for the customer and other stakeholders.

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