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TOPIC: Acceptance criteria Vs Success criteria of the project

Acceptance criteria Vs Success criteria of the project 1 week 13 hours ago #23906

  • Rahul Vadakke Veetil
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I know that Project Charter will have the success criteria and approval requirements for the project. Project Scope Statement has the acceptance criteria for the project deliverables.

What is then the difference between acceptance criteria and success criteria? It is very confusing.

Acceptance criteria Vs Success criteria of the project 6 days 18 hours ago #23914

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Hi Rahul,

success criteria refer to what makes your project successful with respect to a given set of (measurable) project objectives. Did the project meet them?
Acceptance criteria, instead, refer to the conditions a project deliverable has to meet in order to gain acceptance from the customer.

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