The indicator categories, the management insight provided and the specific indicators for recommended metrics. Depending upon the nature of the project, specific contractual requirements or management preference, a project may choose to collect additional metrics. They should clearly and succinctly show the metrics of interest, with no excessive detail to detract the eye. It is recommended that do not overuse different line types, patterns, or color, or added dimensionality unless used specifically to differentiate items. The most common type is used extensively for the Progress indicator, and is used in similar forms for many of the other indicators. For task progress, it depicts the cumulative number of planned and actual task completions (or milestones) against time. For other indicators, it show actual versus planned staffing profiles, actual versus planned software size, actual versus planned resource utilization or other measures compared over time.
Original planned baseline is kept always on it as well as all re-planning data if there is more than a single re-plan. Individual projects may enhance the charts and metric set for their situations or have additional metrics for the categories. Draw the Standard Metrics Set for the Construction of a Project.