Link to another post on green, yellow, red project status
Several weeks ago I was asked if I could attend a meeting with Program Managers where we would discuss what a Program Manager was in our organizations.
We all had a slight twist to how we defined a Program Manager and we had an excellent discussion about our individual tools and methodologies.
One item I found interesting was one group had status updates included the color blue (the normal is green, yellow and red). Blue meant the project needed to be resuscitate to get it back on track. Creative ideas like this helps to add a new twist to status updates.
Sometimes we need to move away from textbook Project Management methodologies and try something different that may (or may not) work for our organizations.