Evaluation of Project OutcomesEdit
In determining whether the project was a success involves assessing whether the outcomes were achieved.
Project Goal 1
- Sail around the world solo, unassisted and non-stop: SUCCESSFUL.
Justification: Watson remained isolated, sought no assistance, did not stop on her journey.
Project Goal 2
Justification: Watson travelled 18, 582nmi; 3, 018nmi less than the official required distance of 21, 600nmi. (Knudsen, 2010).
From a project management perspective, the goals and objectives outlined by the team management were not completely met and therefore it would be unreasonable to declare the endeavour a complete success. However, from a personal perspective, Jessica Watson not only fulfilled her dream of solo-circumnavigating the globe, but achieved so much more than initially intended; several prestigious awards (Order of Australia, Young Australian of the Year, etc.) and numerous continuing marketing and publishing deals.
Overall Project Outcome: PARTIALLY SUCCESSFUL.