Avoid negative impacts
- Don't make your progress reports a litany of "bad news"
- That will send the wrong message
- To your sponsor, client and other stakeholders
- Consistent negative reporting
- Tends to lower morale and hence productivity
- And questions your ability to manage
- Moreover, if the variations are within the acceptable limits for the application of the contingency allowances
- Then they do not need to be reported as "problems" but simply as "variances"