8-1. Data collection & reporting

The following reports typically form the monitoring system.
  • Reports
  • nProject Status Reports
  • nTime/Cost Reports
  • nVariance Reports
  • Not all stakeholders need to receive same information
  • Avoid periodic reports- people tend to ignore routine periodic reports.
  • Impact of Electronic Media – examine the impact of electronic media in the collection and dissemination of the reports.
  • Relationship between project’s information system and overall organization’s information system

Conventions Used to Estimate Progress on Tasks ( and cost allocation)

this means a task is considered 50% complete when task started and other 50% added when task finished
n100% complete when finished and zero percent before that
Ratio of Cost Expended to Cost Budgeted