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A perspective on project success levels

New access to 2019 paper on project management success by Alan Stretton added to PMWL

11 May 2021 – Sydney, Australia and Dallas, TX, USA – In case you missed it, new access to an important previously published paper related to success factors in projects and project management is available in the PM World Library (PMWL).  The resource is a paper titled “A perspective on project success levels in an organisational strategic management context” authored by Alan Stretton that was published in the PM World Journal in February 2019.

According to Alan’s introduction: In some recent articles in this journal, I have been discussing causes of so-called “project” failure in the context of a basic organisational strategic management framework, and found that around half the causes were not related directly to projects – which, in itself, somewhat complicates an appreciation of intertwined management issues in the strategic context.

In this article I will be adding discussions of “project” success/failure in the context of three levels of “project success” criteria proposed by Cooke-Davies 2004, which I will be relating to the same basic strategic framework. The criteria attached to these three levels are strongly management-related, and hopefully may give further insights into sorting out management issues in organisational strategic management, particularly as they relate to component projects.

To read this paper, visit the Applications and Hot Topics section of the library at, scroll down and click on “Success Factors in Project Management”. Scroll down to find the resource. Registration is required to access; to see who has free access, visit