True Success of a software project
Every stakeholder has a different perspective on a software project’s success
The Project Scope:
Different stakeholders have different expectations from a project. From that they come to a consensus, which often leads to inconsistency with differing opinions. This also disturbs the scope, time and budget requirements that are discussed at the beginning of the project. Stakeholders like sponsors and senior managers often try to add functionalities that lead to unnecessary expense without addressing any real need.
It is necessary to create a structure for your project as per changing goals, market conditions and budgetary considerations. In India, software development experts believe that it is important not to create a rigid structure but rather a flexible concept that is both predictive and adaptive. This kind of structure also considers non-objectives, also defined as the “assumptions of deliverables”. These are nothing but unending expectations of different stakeholders.
Moreover, every project plan must include an “exit strategy” that allows parties to quit the project anytime, if things go wrong.
The Project Success:
A project cannot only be success if it meets all project requirements, but it must serve client’s expectations and result in actual benefits.
The Project Criteria:
You can evaluate project success based on the following categories:
1. Knowing the clients’ true business needs
2. Translating them into project parameters, objectives and technical specs
3. Building the software
4. Scrutinize progress and feedback
5. Redefining functionality as required
6. Completing the Project
7. Executing an Exit Strategy
However, any Indian software developer would need to strike a cost/benefit ratio balance.