Agile Status Reporting

Agile Reporting for Project Management

Overview of Agile Project Status Reporting. How you can use different Agile tools to enable the reporting of progress of your project.

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Designing and using a project scorecard

Designing and Using a Project Scorecard

Communication is vital component of the management of any project.  One of the challenges is getting the attention of executive leadership and keeping them updated and informed on the project status. Introducing the Project Scorecard! The project scorecard is intended to be a simple visual illustrating the progress and status of a project.  It provides…

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Guide to important project management reports

Project management reports you need for your project!

Being able to communicate the important messages in a timely manner can make the difference between the success or failure of a project.  That is why there are a number of critical project reports that every project should use. Communication Plan Each project should build a Communication Plan.  The Communication Plan will answer the following…

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Celebrating success in your end of year Project Steering Committee

In the post, Planning for 2018 year end, it covered the steps to take to ensure you communicate all of the good progress for the year.  A lot can happen in the year and you want the sponsor and stakeholders to remember all of the good work in Q1, Q2 and Q3 not just Q4…

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Planning for 2018 year end!

It is unbelievable that we are almost at the end of 2018.  With the advancements in technology and a 24 / 7 culture, time feels like it is accelerating. The consequence of this is that we can fall into the trap of mistaking being busy with being effective. If you are busy, all of your…

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Small change process flow

Guide to implementing a small change project process

Over the past couple of posts I have been covering the topic of small change projects.  Change that falls between Business As Usual (BAU) and change projects. This post is going into more detail of the tools and processes you need to implement a small change process. Small Change Project Criteria Before you define the…

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Looking at small projects

How to provide visibility and reporting for small change projects

When it comes to projects, it is pretty safe to say that they are all different.  Given this, a smart PMO or project manager needs to consider what is the most appropriate, indeed pragmatic approach to tools and processes. For example, the level of governance and process applied to a multi billion, mission critical healthcare…

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A guide to creating a PMO end of year report

Simple guide to creating a PMO end of year report

The end of the year is the natural time to reflect on what has been achieved and what are the plans / aspirations for the coming year.  The article, What does your PMO end of year report look like? raised the importance of capturing the achievements for the year. This post is going to build…

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Using a project roadmap to review status

6 ways to use a project roadmap

If you have been following the latest series of posts on Project Roadmaps, you should now have: A good overview of project roadmaps Know how to create a project roadmap How to design an effective project roadmap Now, designing a project dashboard is all well and good.  The BIG question is “what to do with…

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Example of simple project roadmap

Project roadmap design tips

In the last post, it covered the steps required to define the data and create a project roadmap.  Unfortunately accurate data is only part of the story.  You can have the best information available and an important message.  However, if the design is not good, making the data difficult to understand or, even worse, it…

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