Artifacts > Project Management Artifact Set > Status Assessment
Status Assessments provide a mechanism for addressing, communicating, and resolving management issues, technical issues, and project risks. Continuous open communication with objective data derived directly from ongoing activities and the evolving product configurations are mandatory in any project. These project snapshots provide the basis for management's attention. While the period may vary, the forcing function needs to capture the project history.
Note that Status Assessments are different from milestone reviews.
This artifact is created periodically, typically at the end of an iteration, and sometimes more often for very large projects where iterations last several months.
It is not maintained or updated.
A Project Manager is responsible for the Status Assessment.
The Status Assessment may be combined with the Iteration Assessment if the iterations are frequent (one each month). If iterations are lengthy, there will be a need for intermediate Status Assessments.
A lot of the information in the Status Assessment is copied from other
sources to provide a comprehensive source of information for the people
assessing the project. Because the Status Assessment is not maintained, there is
no concern about keeping the information consistent with the evolving system.
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