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Project selection > Critical success factors for projects - Pg. 60

60 Managing projects Critical success factors for projects There are factors that are fundamental to project success, called critical success factors or CSFs. At the start of the project, think about CSFs. Lists of CSFs can go on and on. There are many context-specific success factors. This checklist is based on factors that are important in most situations. If a project is non-compliant with a particular CSF it may still succeed, but the project manager must focus on that area. A project is most likely to be successful if it has: · Clear project objectives and explicit success criteria. · Sufficient senior management support, including a project sponsor with sufficient time to allocate to the project. · A valid and robust business case, with well-understood sensitivities and risks. · Involved stakeholders and customers. · Supportive stakeholders and customers.