Defining Project Success

Scope, Quality, Schedule, & Cost Management

The base layer of the pyramid of skills is where the rubber meets the road; it’s fundamentally the most important measure of how your project’s “success” will be measured. This is where you as a project manager define, document, control, and manage both the deliverables and the constraints placed on the project. This page includes links to relevant posts on Scope and the triple constraints of Quality, Cost, and Schedule.


scope management, quality management, schedule management, cost management

The most important tasks a project manager must do first on a project are to define and deliver the scope of the project within the triple constraints of quality, time, and money. You literally cannot succeed as a PM unless and until you define what success is– and these four foundational elements are exactly how you do this.