In my previous article, I detailed a series of reasons why traditional, scheduled (e.g., weekly or fortnightly) status/progress reports provide low value to clients. Project managers, of course, already know that they’re a royal pain to produce.
Today, I’ll describe an effective status-report format that’s easy to produce, valuable to the project manager as well as the client, and useful to (most of) your clients. Clients might even read it. 
It’s called the 3×3 (“three-by-three”).
It consists of three headings, each with no more than three bullet points:
- Progress This Period
- To-Do Next Period
- Action Needed/Alerts
For some . . . [more]