PROJECT INITIATION: SETTING THE STAGE FOR ACTION 3
It is evident that the organization suffered from lack ofcooperation of the various departments, as well as with community. Anincrease in interdepartmental cooperation in the affairs of theorganization would indicate that the retreat project was a success.It is also apparent that everybody in the organization seemed to behappy with the retreat which a clear indication of the success of theretreat (Brown & Hyer, 2010). It would also significant todetermine whether the retreat was successful through conductinginterviews with the various participants and getting their views. Thesuccess of the project can also be determined through the mood andthe attitude of the participants. As it is evident, the participantsseemed happy and satisfied that the project had achieved itsobjectives (Brown & Hyer, 2010). This is a clear indication thatthe retreat project was extremely successful.
There are various ways through which the project’s success can bedetermined. To start with, an increase in the organization’sperformance would a clear indication that the project was a success.It would also be apparent that the project was a success ifinterdepartmental cooperation would be realized. Furthermore, anincrease of the speed through which customers are served, as well asintroduction of new products into the market would indicate that theproject was a success. The success of the project can be measuredthrough a number of measures. For instance the number of new productsintroduced into the market would indicate whether the project wassuccessful or not. Measurement of the speed in which customer serviceif offered would an effective measure of determining whether theproject was a success. The management team, which was a majorstakeholder in the project, must also manifest initiative towards theachievement of an increased organizational performance.
Brown, K. A., & Hyer, N. L. (2010). Managing projects: Ateam-based approach. Boston, Mass.: McGraw-Hill.