For a project to be successful, it needs to be completed on time, within budget and with its goals achieved at the level of quality desired.

Too often, projects fall short of meeting these standards. More could be successful if their leaders considered those three key criteria and determined which constrain the project, which can be compromised and which can be best optimized with available resources.

In this Three Things video, Darden Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne explains the questions a manager can answer to prioritize and execute projects more effectively.

About the Expert

Yael Grushka-Cockayne

Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs; Altec Styslinger Foundation Bicentennial Professor of Business Administration

Grushka-Cockayne’s research and teaching activities focus on decision analysis, forecasting, project management and behavioral decision-making.

As an expert in the area of project management, she has served as a consultant to international firms in the aerospace and transportation industries. She is the secretary/treasurer of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, a U.Va. Excellence in Diversity fellow and member the Project Management Institute.

B.Sc., Ben-Gurion University; M.Sc., London School of Economics; M.Res., Ph.D., London Business School