The answer generally falls into one of the following categories: Based upon review of past due tasks, as well as other tasks scheduled for the upcoming 1-2 weeks, you may identify problem areas that require immediate action.This is particularly true if delays (or anticipated delays) in the tasks will impact an upcoming milestone (or the project end date).During the transition from planning to execution the project manager establishes the progress update processes.These processes are both formal (e.g., submitting updates through a tool) and informal (e.g., soliciting input in one-on-one meetings).Resistance to formal tracking of project management data is normal.You can overcome resistance to tracking by explaining your expectations, explaining the benefits of tracking, and training people to track the task themselves.Note − With MS Project 2013, you can save up to 11 Baselines in a Single plan.These multiple baselines seem contrary to the definition of baseline.
Because it only specifies dates, it is simple, clear and easy information.
A productive project manager will ensure that these update processes are linked to other project related activities, such as time reporting, team meetings, and status reporting.
The progress update processes and tools should fit into the way the team works.
This review is utilized to identify areas where additional information and/or adjustments are required.
I will generally utilize the MS Project feature AUTO-FILTER feature to highlight potential project related issues.