March 12, 2009 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: Performance Reporting
Project completion measurements may be all your managers want to see, but if you’re a project manager or a technical lead on a project team, I’m sure you’d like some early warning signs that the schedule may not be accurate. To keep my finger on the pulse of a project, I monitor several measurements:
- Schedule estimates and actuals, aside from EQF
- When people (with the appropriate capabilities) are assigned to the project versus when they are needed
- Requirements changes throughout the project
- Fault feedback ratio throughout the project
- Cost to fix a defect throughout the project
- Defect find/close/remaining open rates throughout the project
This original article can be found at: http://www.jrothman.com/Papers/are-we-there-yet.html
Johanna Rothman consults, speaks, and writes on managing high-technology product development. Johanna is the author of Manage It!’Your Guide to Modern Pragmatic Project Management’. She is the coauthor of the pragmatic Behind Closed Doors, Secrets of Great Management, and author of the highly acclaimed Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People. And, Johanna is a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference (http://www.ayeconference.com). You can see Johanna’s other writings at http://www.jrothman.com.
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