Monitoring progress

A key role of a project manager during the execution phase is monitoring progress towards completion of the identified objectives.

Experience has shown that often this is overlooked which can lead to significant problems.

Although no single group of progress metrics will apply to all projects, the key outcome for a project manager is to understand what progress is being made and if activities are likely to be completed when planned.


Measuring progress


Why do project managers not just wait to see if the objectives are delivered on time (as planned)?

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Measurement best practice

Discussion Forum

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  1. Identify three progress metrics that might apply to your project and ways that it might be communicated with team members. For example, will you need to have a team meeting every day? How does this impact on your communication plan?


Measurement basics

If measuring progress still doesn’t make sense, watch this non-technical starter video to provide context.