Good, regular project status reports are a very important way to ensure you and your projects are noticed. If you regularly make project status reports for all your projects, you will get noticed and be more likely to keep your job and get promoted.
Deliver successful projects by using your company’s project systems properly. Ensure your team does too. It is important that your team does correct email filing, document and file storage, use of chat systems, and all the other systems you have available. Set the right example, train them, and enforce it. This will save your project time and money.
A good project management software is far better than managing projects with spreadsheets. It will save you time and stress and our project should run more smoothly, cost less money, and meet schedule more reliably.
At the start of your project, ensure you ask the client what kind of reports they want. Automate or standardise your client reports if possible. Ask the right questions to get the best results for you and for the client.
Restricted access to project information, documents and data can cause a significant increase in project cost and schedule. Ensure all your project team has access to the information and data they need.
Project controls are important. They help you keep track of project costs and schedule. A good project controls system will help the project manage its costs and schedule, preferably part of a project management tool. It should be easy to use and automate as much of project controls as possible.
Make sure your company has a good system for storing and listing past projects. It must be easy to use and be available to all staff. It must also provide all the key information that future projects need.