Project Achievement is a measurable and positive result that is received upon successful completion of a project’s object (goal, deliverable, objective) or work item (task, activity, stage). It can be also defined as the process of achieving a desired outcome within a project under certain criteria that determine success and failure of the project.
People involved in projects needs to apply their own skills, knowledge and perseverance in order to reach some positive result. If something goes wrong and the result is not positive (for example: broken objectives; overdue tasks; rejected deliverables), this result is not actually an achievement but a failed attempt. Achievements are always positive and have a favorable impact on related projects.
There are 6 basic steps to gain successful project achievements. The steps are:
- Have a SMART goal that explains what to achieve within a project
- Understand the goal in order to make the path to achievement shortened and easier
- Estimate and acquire all necessary resources, such as time, knowledge, funds, skills, etc.
- Put the goal in the effort and do the work
- Monitor and control performance
- Complete the goal and confirm it is successfully achieved.