What is the ultimate measure for success for a project? Is it:
- On time, on budget?
- Great engagement with the audience?
- Happy stakeholders?
- Happy shareholders?
It’s probably going to be a mixture of the above and more right? You want value for money, you want completion, you want results from the implementation.
How do you ensure that everyone stays happy despite the outcome?
One word – communication.
Burying bad news is one way you can guarantee that your project will be perceived to have failed.
Keep communicating with your audience and you’ll always make a success of it, even when you think it’s a failure. You can make anything a learning experience for you and for your organization.
Show that you have learned, show how that benefits everyone, show the way forward.