Yes, I’m being controversial yet again, and this time it relates to project PIRs (Post Implementation Reviews).
I have been speaking to PMO staff members about the value of PIRs and realised that they are really a waste of every ones time.
Why do I say that ‘testing equals your reputation’, because it does.
As a project manager it is your responsibility to ensure that what you are changing (and we are specifically talking about system changes here) are fully operational at the end of the project, to meet the agreed and defined terms of the business needs.
Good weekly project status reporting isn’t easy to do. The value of weekly status reporting on projects is that it allows problems to be captured as soon as they start to manifest, rather than finding them weeks or even months into project delivery.