|Process ||Overview ||Smaller project? |
Authorise Work Packages
PM must control the sequence of activities of a Stage and when they begin.
Same process if work allocated to an individual rather than a team. Process should not be needed if PM also performing the work.
Review Work Package status
To control Stage and make decisions on any adjustments, info is needed on actuals vs planned.
Checkpoint Report may be verbal.
Capture and examine issues and risks
To ensure that issues do not cause project failure. Decisions need to be made as issues arise.
Review the stage status
Enables proactive rather than reactive project management.
To enable PB to exercise proper control at frequency defined by PB.
PB may agree to verbal report.
Take corrective action
To avoid loss of control
Still important to log why plans were changed
Escalate issues and risks
Part of PB staying in control/management by exception.
As for Reporting Highlights – both could be informal and brief.
Receive completed Work Packages
To confirm acceptance of products as issued via WPs.