Throughout a project, data for understanding the overall health of the project is all around you.
Diagnostic schedule metrics include:
Critical path activity slippage
Cumulative project slippage
Number of added activities
Early activity completions
Activity closure index: the ratio of activities closed in the project so far to the number expected
Some diagnostic resource metrics are:
All earned value measurement metrics
Excess consumption of effort or funds
Amount of unplanned overtime
Diagnostic scope metrics concern the project deliverable. Consider:
Results of tests, inspections, and walkthroughs
Number and magnitude of approved scope changes
Other diagnostic metrics worth keeping track of include:
Risks added after project baseline ...