In project management, information about changes achieved and performance is communicated through periodic reports made in the following various formats: text, line charts, pie charts and tables of information.
Among issues relevant to the presentation of regular management reports, the most notable are:
– How to produce time-consuming reports tailored to various stakeholders and to remove information that should not be shared with particular groups of stakeholders.
– Reducing human errors when producing reports and verifying the reliability of reports.
– How to track a project performance over short periods of time (hours, days or weeks) without using too much of the project’s resources for the production of these reports.
– How to analyse and compile large quantities of data gathered through surveys and electronic calculators or meters.
– How to disseminate information over large geographical areas.
– How to present geographical data using maps.
– How to link numeric and textual data with pictures or maps.