One of the greatest, most important parts of successful project management is implied. Project Management, is, by definition, measurable. It must be this way, from the charter to the requirements to the work breakdown structure.
How is this, you say?
- There’s no such thing as a project that “sort of” succeeds.
- Project costs are measured in time, cost and resources- all quantifiable.
- Quality is sometimes a part of projects, but even quality has success and failure criteria.
- A scope that doesn’t have specific limits is always considered too broad.
Ergo, everything about a project must be measurable. When rating the quality of the work that you do on every document, every requirement, and every report, remember that. Things should be stated based on the measurables. Stick to them, and the job becomes easier.