Status Collection and Assessment

To determine how well a project is progressing requires collecting useful data about its overall performance. In other words, status collection. Collecting data is, however, not enough. The project manager must also assess performance vis a vis the plan. In other words, status assessment. Status collection and assessment work together to help the project manager track and monitor project performance.

Because ISO 9000 projects last one to one-and-a-half years on average, a tendency exists to give status collection and assessment a lower priority than "doing the work." Relegating status collection and assessment to such a level can lead to an illusion of optimism and, subsequently, to grave oversights that require a rush to successfully complete the project. It is best to set a regular time for collection and assessment to constantly review performance.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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