Measuring Project Success

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Measuring project success is essential in order to assess project outcomes in construction industry. Assessment of project data in a common language can lead reconciliation between various project participants. Meanwhile, measuring project success provides comparison between different project outcomes. In Turkey, there is no standardized method for measuring project success. Therefore, this study intends to look other countries ' standard terminology to evaluate construction project data. The research has been made to determine critical success factors and various success criteria. By the help of the research method, the concept of project success has been reviewed in construction projects. As a result of literature review it is observed that,…show more content…
P. C. Chan, D. Scott, and E. W. M. Lam, 2002) Measuring project success is essential in order to evaluate project datas in construction industry. It creates common language to interpret between various project participants, then they can come to an agreement. Meanwhile, measuring project success provides comparison between different projects. In Turkey, there is no defined method for measuring project success. Because of this reason, this paper intends to look at other countries criteria and comparing them, first by identifying relevant measures of project success with literature review, and then defining and discussing other countries criteria. In literature review, the success factors of construction projects are discussed in different views of previous researchers. Also, this review is important for determining critical success factors and revealing project success measurement criteria. They include objective and subjective assessments. After all of this, the concept of success in construction projects are discussed in different country…show more content…
The first of these studies is made in 1986 by Jolivet and others. Researchers have examined the characteristics of successful and unsuccessful construction projects. In Jolivet research, management function within the critical success factors are an important. Some of the factors which determined are program management, cost management, quality management, design management, construction management, documentation etc[5]. The second study on the critical success factors in construction projects was conducted in 1987 by Ashley. It was used obtained data from the 16 construction projects which include 8 medium level and 8 good level. According to the results there are important differences in terms of key success factors between medium and good level
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