The Measure of Project’s Success
The primary objective of every project manager is to be successful. The nature of success varies from one person to another depending on the scope of your work. And this leads me to the question, what defines ‘’success?” some will say it is when you complete the work, and some will say when a client comments that the work is perfect. Perhaps, I will greatly support the comment given during our last meeting since the existence of every project depends on the customer satisfaction. Additionally, there are other criteria for measuring the success of a project apart from the client satisfactions are the scope of the work which links the client, the team, and the manager together. The quality of work also defines the success which will only be measured by the customer’s response (Papke, Beise & Quan, 2010).
The difference between Risk and issue
The risk and issue are sometimes mistaken to have the same meaning by many project manager (Papke, Beise & Quan, 2010). However, there are very different and distinct. An issue is something that is happening currently and has little or no effect on the scope, the budget and perhaps on the schedule of the project while a risk is something that might occur in the future and may have a drastic effect on the project. An example of an issue is when perhaps the projects need a good marketer but none of our team members can handle it, and we may opt to look for help or hire a person who has the skills. However, an example of a risk is when the client fails to honor the payment of the product he or she took from the project and hence has a negative effect on the project. Perhaps, I believe Mr. Ken now you understand the difference between the risks and issue which mainly on the time frame.
Papke-Shields, K. E., Beise, C., & Quan, J. (2010). Do project managers practice what they preach, and does it matter to project success?. International journal of project management, 28(7), 650-662.