Report Performance

With excerpts from my Project Management Novel, I will illustrate the many processes of the PMBOK.  Here is the thirtieth one: Report Performance. Use this map to see how this process fits into the scheme of processes.  Report Performance


Gwilym fully expected to be called last and found his mind drifting away from these boring claims, a surprising number involving cattle raids form one clan to another. He started when he heard his name called. “Gwilym of Teach Mør!”

He stepped forward with his scrolls and addressed the king. “Your highness, I come to report performance on the watch-tower being built.”

“Do so, then,” said the king.

Gwilym was prepared and went through his Performance Report. He started by giving an analysis of past performance, showing how his team was doing against the plan. Then he detailed the current status of risks and issues, most around the weather and the availability of cut stone. Then he showed exactly what tasks had been completed since the project started and finished by predicting the work to be completed next period. Since the project was in early days, his team was still adhering quite well to the plan so the report was almost all good news, with the exception of some of the risks.

The king looked at Gwilym carefully. “You’ve done well with your tower. I thank you for your report and will hear you again in two months. But I have a question for you on another subject. Sir Kay pointed you out to me at Garde Joyeux. You have a disagreement with Palomides. What is the source of that?”