Researchers and experts have been trying to answer the most important questions relating
to the success and failure of projects for decades. Their approaches differ fundamentally;
therefore the possibility of a consensus is close to none. Everyone suggests different
solutions and names different factors and criteria to define success. This presentation
gives a survey on ideas, principles, attempts and results in relevant literature to
help the reader get better immersed in this topic and perhaps develop a new, unique
view of success using this summary.