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TOPIC: Work Performance Data, Reports & information

Work Performance Data, Reports & information 1 year 6 months ago #6113

  • Ram
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Hi All,

I understood the meaning of Work Performance Data as Raw data,
Work performance Information as actual status & Work performance reports as electronic presentation from PMBOK Page No: 59.

However, as a contradiction in PMBOK Page No: 251 it refers Work performance data as planned Vs Actual performance.

Which is correct? It will be great if someone can clarify it. :dry:


Work Performance Data, Reports & information 1 year 6 months ago #6115

  • Michael DeCicco
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Ram: Here's one way to look at the words on page 251.

Example: you planned a project to be three months long. At the 45 day mark you only 25% complete.

So Planned vs Actual (the actual is your WPI). 50% vs 25%
The difference between both numbers is -25%. This amount is "data". You take this data and do things like make a forecast for Estimate at Completion (see page 220)

The next step for you, as the project manager, is to translate this "data" into something people can act upon. Find out what is going on and report it to your sponsor, along with what you need to fix it. Maybe you need more time, money, or resources.

Good question, by the way. WPD, WPI, WPR seems to cause many people confusion, but when you sit down and study it, it becomes quite clear.
Yours Respectfully
Michael DeCicco, PMP
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Work Performance Data, Reports & information 1 year 6 months ago #6127

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That's justifying Michael. Thanks for clarity.

Also I see WPR being an input to few other process like Manage communications, Control Risks, Control Procurements.

What is the importance of that?

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