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Types, Objectives & Techniques of Reviews in Project Management
By Thulasi Suresh

There are 3 types of reviews in Project Management:

  1. In Process/In Progress
    • Objectives
      • To know the status of the project or product at interim
      • To know whether the planned or actual value of the schedule and effort will be met or not
      • To know the utilization effect of the resources
    • Techniques
      • Informal (One to one method)
      • Walkthrough (detailed examination of a product on a step by step)
  2. Phase End/Decision Making

    • Objectives
      • To verify phase objectives are met
      • To verify phase exit criteria
      • To verify phase performance in terms of effort, schedule, and quality
    • Techniques
      • Formal Reviews
        1. Inspections
  3. Post Mortem/Post Implementation

    • Objectives
      • To identify if we achieved or not what we were set to do in business terms, and what should’ve been done
      • To identify the process improvement
      • To demonstrate the effectiveness of the process
    • Techniques
      • Formal Reviews
        1. Audits

Thulasi Suresh is currently working as SEPG – Co-Ordinator in iSOFT India. His blog can be found at www.qastation.wordpress.com

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