Define goals and manage external demands
Once you have filled in both the internal and external success criteria, keep an eye out for complementary demands. In some situation an external stakeholder may request something similar to one of your success criteria, in these situations it would be wise to contact this stakeholder to see if they are willing or flexible to adapt to your criteria. This simple conversation could save you a great deal of time and other resources during the course of your project – but you will only be aware of these opportunities if you are aware of all demands.
Keep in mind that the power of this tool comes through regular usage and reference. Your chances of reaching your success criteria will come through monitoring and evaluating their ‘health’ throughout the course of your project
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