How do I track project progress?

There are plenty of formats to choose from: Progress Reports, Rollout Roadmaps, Backlogs, Dashboards and more.

Answer

  • For most projects, and most audiences, the project tracking format that people will understand best is a Roadmap.
  • Using a Roadmap, you can show your whole project story on one side of A4.
  • A Rollout Report Roadmap is an ideal format, to show “Where we are” in the Roadmap, and can be understood within minutes.
  • Beware – large Gantt charts and long task lists can be very hard to digest.
  • For Agile projects, if your stakeholders are up to speed, use a User Story Map to show progress.

By . Published: 2020/05/11 8:24:11 PM, Last Updated: 2020/05/11 9:17:45 PM

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For Project and Product Rollout Progress Tracking

A “Rollout Roadmap” shows where you are, in the whole project setting, so that your stakeholders can get a sense of project progress.

A rollout report Roadmap shows where you are in the larger picture, with risk summary and updates.

A rollout report Roadmap shows where you are in the larger picture, with risk summary and updates.

For Agile Project and Product Progress Tracking

A User Story Mapping template is ideal to show where you are in your Release Plan, and which features (in which feature areas) are left to do.

Powerpoint User Story Mapping Template

This template includes 22 slides that walk you through the User Story Mapping process, and provides templates at each stage.

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FAQ Created: 2020/05/11 8:24:11 PM, Last Updated: 2020/05/11 9:17:45 PM By .