This paper is the first of a
four-part series in which an attempt has been made to capture the collective wisdom
of the leading participants in an extended LinkedIn discussion over the first
six months of 2014. The actual original texts have been edited
for grammar and spelling to make for easier reading online. The observations quoted
are the opinions and property of the contributors as noted.
Published here August 2014.
Andrea Giovanni Spelta: Useful References
Matthew started this discussion by saying "While I realize this is a recurring
topic..." Indeed, practitioners and researchers have been discussing what is the
meaning of project success since 1988 (see the following references obtained during
a literature review I have made for a research). Today it is a generally accepted
statement to say there are many dimensions of project success, and project management
success is just one of them. If the PMBOK does not make this point clear yet,
then it should be rectified in a new version.
- WIT, A. D. Measurement of Project Success. International Journal of Project
Management, v. 6, n.3, p.77-82, ago. 1988.
- MUNNS, A. K.; BJEIRNI, B. F. The role of project management in achieving project
success. International Journal of Project Management, v. 14, n.2, 1996, p. 81-87.
- SHENHAR, A.; LEVY, O. Mapping the dimensions of project success. Project Management
Journal, v. 28, n. 2, p. 5-13, jun. 1997.
- BACCARINI, D. The logical framework method for defining project success. Project
Management Journal, v. 30, n. 4, Dec. 1999, p. 25-32.
- COOKE-DAVIES, T. The real success factors on projects. International Journal
of Project Management. v. 20, n. 3, p. 185-190, abr. 2002.
- JUGDEV, K.; MÜLLER, R. A retrospective look at our evolving understanding
of project success. Project Management Journal, v. 36, n. 4, p. 19-31, Dec. 2005.
I hope this contributes to this good discussion.
Giovanni Spelta: IT Management Projects / PMO and Operations Management