Measures of Project Success



Every project is initially conceived and designed to achieve a specific objective relating to the desire and need of the client. However, owing to various interests of other construction stakeholders, the objectives of the projects become numerous, depending on the views of the participants. These objectives are referred to as measures, factors, methods, criteria, indices, or attributes of project success, performance, or delivery. Generally, the success of construction projects is influenced by various factors. They are classified as project characteristics, contractual arrangements, project participants, or interactive processes. This chapter therefore highlights and explains various measures of project success with a conclusion that sustainability goals encompass every other measure.


Project cost Project duration Project objective Project quality Project success Sustainable goals 


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  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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