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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Chapter 11Creating and Using a Project Dashboard

Most of the questions you answer come down to some variant of this question: “Where are we?”

This could come from senior management trying to figure out whether you’re going to hit a deadline or from the project team asking about their status. It soon feels like they’re in the backseat of your car on a long trip asking, “Are we there yet?”

The key to understanding a project is to make regular measurements—both quantitative and qualitative—and display the measurements publicly. When project managers display these measurements as part of the project status, teams are able to adjust their work and proceed more successfully.

This collection of measurements comprises your project dashboard

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