Earned Value Management (EMV) sounds like a great and objective method for reporting. Precondition for applying EVM is that tasks or results are well defined and well distributed during the project. ...
I'm creating a status report for my project and I want to report that we have used 44 out of our scheduled 144 days. The 44th days is simply the current Thursday when I submit my status report. I want ...
We just started with Scrum and are in our first sprint for a new software product. So far everything went well. As Scrum Master (former Project Manager) I build up all the knowledge I could find and ...
Although I prefer regular meetings, communication and updates as a method for informing the client of the project status; my client wants an overall RAG status for each of their projects. I was ...
What reports do you use to track progress of several projects? In particular, what progress visualization techniques do you use?
What alternatives are there to a weekly status report to collect team members' progress on assigned work?
Each week I issue a personalised email to everyone in the business (there are only 17 of us) with the following headings: Can you provide a brief status report for this week based on your assigned ...
I have a few projects and I want to prepare/update and send reports about them. Could you suggest me any tool/application/web-site which can do the following things: Describe a project's current ...
We are a technology organization supporting a line of businesses. We are currently managing a large budget with a portfolio of over 100 applications and hundreds of projects that impact these ...
An earlier question, Managing Without Meetings, was mainly focused on the number and frequency of internal team meetings. This question is about project board meetings that are scheduled to take ...
I recently started as a freelance researcher. I mostly work on projects where I have to do measurements and analyse the data. While I have a little bit of experience with project management, I'm ...
Under which conditions is it acceptable to push my team to do overtime work? Once I have pushed my team to do overtime work, how do I factor the added risks and costs associated with the push into my ...
What is(are) the standard method(s) for gauging progress for a task that the PM isn't familiar with?
After estimating the man hours/work for an unfamiliar task, how would I go about gauging and reporting on progress?