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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Reporting Status to Management

One of the best ways to keep your sponsors involved in your project is to send them a periodic status report. Even if you have micromanaging managers, maybe supplying them with data on a regular basis will prevent them from trying to micromanage you.

If you’re managing with timeboxed iterations, you need to send a status report only at the end of the iteration to management, if you can’t convince them to attend your end-of-iteration demo. Because everyone can see the product at the end of an iteration, a status report is not as necessary as with other life cycles. For the other life cycles, consider sending the status report weekly or biweekly. If your management is unaccustomed to timeboxed iterations, consider ...

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