Thoughts on Defining Project Success

What is fascinating is the exclusion of mentioning that a project realised it’s benefits when providing a definition of project success. It’s fascinating because benefits are typically required as part of the business case when deciding to proceed with a project!!
What is also fascinating, is that despite stakeholder management being a key success factor, “happy stakeholders” is also not part of a definition of project success.
Too often, project success is only ever defined by reaching project objectives, time, cost and quality.