Makes another nice checklist (like the previous blog), however this is looking at it from a positive perspective.

If at all possible, always talk to the positives, and avoid talking to the negatives.

Read both, there are different ones, but see which you prefer and test your team, see which they remember more of.  Studies always show human will remember positive reinforcement over negative.

General sample of success factors includes:

1)    Strong leadership.
2)    Strong management.
3)    Project management experience.
4)    Understanding and use of formal governance.
5)    Strong yet flexible and efficient change control processes.
6)    Business sponsors take ownership and accountability for project results.
7)    Project manager has access to sponsor.
8)    Project team is well trained.
9)    Reporting, measurement and feedback systems are formalized.
10) Formalized communication pathways established.
11) Detailed scheduling and tracking of resources and task completion.
12) Estimation process and formalized approaches utilized.
13) Project management is integrated with current shared database technology.
14) Project stakeholders are trained and confident with PM softwares.
15) Best practices and methodologies are followed.
16) Projects aligned with corporate strategies and objectives.
17) Well defined products or services.
18) Flexible yet robust plans for change management.
19) Be proactive, manage risk, spend time planning up front.
20) Quality and risk management are part of the culture
21) Understanding and acknowledgement of how priorities sit (S,T,C)
22) Positive thinking and enthusiasm enabled
23) Understanding and acknowledgement of conflict (part of passion)
24) Ability to cross between multiple methodologies
25) Collaboration with Project management offices and inter-related project offices