Report Performance Process

Posted on June 26, 2009 by

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The Report Performance process is one of the 42 project management processes described in the fourth edition PMBOK®. It’s one of the five Communications knowledge area processes, and one of the ten Monitoring and Controlling processes. The primary purpose of this process is to collect and distribute information about project performance. First of all, to know how well the project is progressing, the project manager needs to know how it was supposed to progress, and this is found in the Project Management Plan. The plan is then compared to Work Performance Information, and the difference is called Work Performance Measurements. Understanding the causes of these differences is the tool of Variance Analysis. Estimates on how much more funding is needed for the project is found in the Budget Forecasts, and the tool of Forecasting Methods estimates future project performance. Once the information is collected, it is formatted into Performance Reports, which is the primary output of this process, and it is distributed through the tools of Communication Methods and Reporting Systems.