Project’s success

A software project success depends on many factors. Steve McConnel interprets them in relation to Maslow’s human need. The project should satisfy these heirarchial needs if it need to excel. Most of the time the team members have no clue on were the project is heading and this gives rise to rumour and sick feeling spreads faster than common cold.

5. Self Actualization – Ongoing professional development

4. Self Esteem – Feeling productive, belief in project’s importance, important contribution, recognition

3. Belongingness and Love – Healthy team dynamics, trust

2. Saftey needs – Meeting personal promises for schedule and functionality

1. Survival needs – Project not canceled, team not fired, adequate physical working conditions and so on….


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