Setting checkpoints

It is essential to set a series of checkpoints in the initial activity plan. Checkpoints may be:

• tied to specific events such as the production of a report or other deliverable. Taking snap-shots

The frequency with which the a manager needs to receive information about progress w ill depend upon the size and degree of risk of the project or that pari of the project under their control. Team leaders, for example, need to assess progress daily (particularly when employing inexperienced staff) whereas project managers may find weekly or monthly reporting appropriate. In general, the higher the level, the less frequent and less detailed the reporting needs to be.

There are. however, strong arguments in favour of formal weekly collection of information from staff carrying out activities. Collecting data at the end of each week ensures that information is provided while memories are still relatively fresh and provides a mechanism for individuals to review and reflect upon their progress during the past few days.

Major, or project-level, progress reviews will generally take place at particular points during the life of a project - commonly known as review points or control points. PRINCE 2. for example, designates a series of checkpoints where the status of work in a project or for a team is reviewed. At the end of each project Stage. PRINCE 2 prov ides for an End Stage Assessment where an assessment of the project and consideration of its future are undertaken.

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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