Principles for project success

The Principles for project success are intended as core propositions to be used to guide thinking and behaviour in project delivery.


Principles for project success

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The Principles for project success are designed as short, memorable headlines unpacked by supporting bullets and further resources: a quick guide for practitioners on things to get right for any project to succeed.

They are deliberately short and action-focused: the aim is for them be easy to understand, no matter what kind of project you are working on.

The eight principles for project success were developed following widespread consultation with project professionals across government and beyond. They draw on a broad range of review findings and guidance, both in government and across professional bodies, and should align with accepted good practice nationally and internationally.

Published 9 July 2020