Topic 11.10: Exception reporting
So now we have the awesomeness of earned value management to show us where exceptions might be, the question is: what are you going to do about it?
Within your status report, you will need to detail these exceptions to your project plan.
Important data that is needed on these exceptions includes:
Note, too, that even though earned value data might be an obvious source for exceptions, it is not the only one.
Risks or issues that have yet to impact on schedule or budget should also be flagged for response.
And bearing in mind our overarching interest in keeping things succinct, if you have no exceptions beyond the basics of a status update, there is nothing to report.
Do not waste stakeholders’ time with inconsequential facts or trivia.