Status Reporting

One of the best ways of reducing executive meddling on projects is to provide executives with frequent, meaningful status reports. Figure 15-18 shows a relatively simple status report based upon data accumulation in the form of Figures 15-19 and 15-20. These types of status reports should be short and concise, containing pertinent information only. Status can also be shown graphically as in Figure 15-21. The difference between Figure 15-21 and 15-16 is that at-completion estimates have been identified.

Reporting procedures for variance analysis should be as brief as possible. The reason for this is simple: the shorter and more concise the report, the faster that feedback can be generated and responses developed. Time is critical if rescheduling must be accomplished with limited resources. The two most common situations providing constraints on resource rescheduling are that:

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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