How many times do we hear this question every day? Status updates communicated through the chain of command are critically important for decision making and course corrections. However, more often than not, the true statuses are not communicated effectively and vital pieces of information are lost each time they are transferred between organizational levels. Too often, executive decisions are made without being fully informed, and the ongoing gap will force reactionary rather than proactive decisions. Consultants have profited tremendously from the gaps between assumption and reality of business processes. Project managers are usually hired to give a clear explanation of what exactly is going on and keep people on track.
Project plans made well in advance of actual work are rarely accurate while planning based on lessons learned are equally rarely effective as hindsight is 20/20. Planning during execution is one of PlanDone's greatest assets. Real-time status updates give individuals, teams and managers the information they need to know in order to get things done today and be ready for tomorrow without the need for external assistance.