Each specific kind of report takes some time and effort for development, reading, analysis and follow-up. Obviously it would be much faster and cost-effectively for a company if standard types of project reports could be implemented in the reporting process. Several standard report formats would definitely simplify the process, while minimizing waste of time and effort and avoiding misunderstandings between managers and performers.
Author: Eric McConnell
The baseline of a project is a performance metric for comparison that enables all stakeholders to have a shared and consistent set of data against which to evaluate the work done as the project progresses.
Project control is a series of processes and steps that a project manager in cooperation with other management staff carries out to control the project in terms of progress, quality, changes, products, commitments and other critical concerns. The ultimate purpose of project control is to manage project work during each stage of the implementation lifecycle and to prepare the project for the next stage. In this article you will find out how to control a project in 5 steps.
The practice of project management embraces a great variety of projects that come in all possible shapes and sizes. Some businesses drive small and simple projects while other companies are involved in managing larger and more complex ones. But whatever project size, type or complexity, there are 5 best practices for managing projects successfully. If you follow these practices, you are likely to keep your project up and successful. If you don’t, there is an increased likelihood that your project will fail, or just end up with no desired result produced. In order to help you do everything right within your project, here are the 5 best practices for managing projects successfully.
Terms of Reference (TOR) provide a statement of the background, objectives, and purpose of a proposed project. A TOR template includes a range of criteria that are necessary for strategic project decision making. This document defines the activities to be done and indicate the issues, budget and expertise related to the project. The following Project Terms of Reference Template provides an overview of the key sections of a TOR document. In this article I describe the definition and content of TOR. The template is available for fee download as a .doc file.