No one loves progress (status) reports. They take time to write. The writers believe they’re unread. And as one wag put it, they mostly demonstrate the lack of progress.
The problem with these reports is twofold. One aspect, of course, is that the intended recipients are busy. The other is that the reports contain little to no information the recipient can act on, other than perhaps taking frustrations out on the project team.
Consider the sign pictured here, on one of the floating bridges across the lake into Seattle. It tells me what I’m about to be charged for . . . [more]