Lack of Management Reporting Tools or Culture
many times have you heard someone say 'We don't waste time doing status
reports; we actually do the work.' The underlying sentiment is noble
and can apply to any number of project management tools or procedures.
However, there are some things to consider before dismissing these
entirely. First, if anything goes wrong, these tools are needed to
recover. Second, without the tools, you will not know something is
going wrong until it is too late to do anything about it."
of management reporting tools guarantees that there are problems in the
field that are not being reported or communicated to the extended
project team. Catching these early enough may allow them to be
accommodated. However, a lack of management reporting tools will
generally mean that signs get neglected until it is too late."
The above is an excerpt from a book written by Sanjiv Purba and
Joseph Zucchero, published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2100 Powell Street,
10th Floor, Emeryville, California 94608 U.S.A. Sanjiv has over 20
years of experience managing large projects and many years engaged in
rescuing ailing projects.