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It's nearly the holidays!
But there's still time to learn something before we're done.
Let's talk reporting, and specifically my top tip on creating useful reports for your projects. When creating any report, it is tempting to throw every chart you can think of at it, however you will do better if you stop and ask...
These are the two questions you need to ask yourself when you create a new report for your project. You will usualy find that you are creating one of two report types
Operational reports should lead to action. Every chart you put on there should have the potential to make someone go and DO something.
Analytical reports should lead to further questions and discussion. Every chart you put on there should help people see trends and changes over time.
What happens if you mix these two report type ups?
Get analytical charts in your operational dashboard? Now instead of your team getting organised in the morning and cracking on with thir work they waste time discussing why work is taking longer over the last 2 weeks 🤔
Get operational charts in your analytical dashboard? People get too concerned about the overdue cards and forget to focus on the bigger picture.
Think of them like main and dessert. No one wants to eat chilli meringue pie!
Robin Warren _Blue Cat Reports_