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What Are KPIs?

At their heart, KPIs for project management are measurements that are quantifiable and can be used to measure a project’s health. They can provide information and visibility into the project, and they can be used to make decisions without seeing what the project is actually delivering. If a project is going off course or needs changes in structure or management, waiting until the delivery date is often too late to save the project. Better to measure along the way and track how you’re doing, in order to make adjustments.

Often, project KPIs are measured and reported on a regular basis. This is done either passively, during the project’s standard update, or actively, during something like a project audit. They’re used either to instill confidence in the client or sponsor, or as a way to prove that things are going right—or going wrong. Both messages are important for a project manager to have available, and data that supports either side is helpful in many situations.


  

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