Fibery wiki pages would be very useful for project status reporting, if you can:
- insert a “live” view of tables, boards, timelines (currently, you can insert only a link to an entity, not the actual data), and maybe this is a optional “snapshot” baked in at the time of report assembly, so as to preserve report integrity for later reference
- have a way to make a template version of such a report, so you can spend time building it once, then just quickly re-create, tweak and send
- print to PDF, provided you’re careful with the width of the live views, because stakeholders generally can’t be bothered to log into a system as a user/viewer
In my case I would like such a document to have these sections:
- Status summary from last period
- High level status, like a RAG report, on sub-projects, GIST goal step-projects and so on, showing what’s green, amber and red, and the reason.
- List of risks and mitigations
- List of dated decisions
- Filtered task status, as appropriate
- probably others…but you get the idea
There are some ad hoc aspects to it, but mostly, the above is representable in data, a kind of “assembly” of all the different aspects of a project that you’d want to show to a stakeholder, when managing a project.
This kind of periodical assembly is painful for PMs so anything that makes it easy is really gold.
Such a tweak to docs would allow for various methods to be represented, and allow adjustments for project stakeholders who insist on having this info or that info on a status report.