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Agile Principles Unleashed: Proven approaches for achieving real productivity gains in any organisation by Jamie Lynn Cooke

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CHAPTER 12: IMMEDIATE STATUS TRACKING

The end of the monthly report

For many organisations, status reporting is an en masse activity, generally allocated to time-based increments where employees stop what they are doing, in order to provide management with a ‘snapshot’ of their work progress (e.g. monthly status updates). This monthly reporting cycle is intended to provide frequent enough updates to keep management aware of the status of the work in their area – without overloading the team with reporting activities (or the manager with paperwork to review). It creates a paper productivity trail where managers can confidently take action based on the appearance of productivity provided in these reports. Additionally, employees can continue focusing ...

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