Periodically review the project’s progress, performance, and issues.


A “project’s progress” is the project’s status as viewed at a particular time when the project activities performed so far and their results and impacts are reviewed with relevant stakeholders (especially project representatives and project management) to determine whether there are significant issues or performance shortfalls to be addressed.

Progress reviews are project reviews to keep relevant stakeholders informed. These project reviews can be informal and may not be specified explicitly in project plans.

Example Work Products

  1. Documented project review results


1. Regularly communicate status on assigned activities and work products to relevant stakeholders.

Managers, staff, customers, end users, suppliers, and other relevant stakeholders are included in reviews as appropriate.

2. Review the results of collecting and analyzing measures for controlling the project.

Refer to the Measurement and Analysis (MA) (CMMI-DEV) process area for more information about the process for measuring and analyzing project performance data.

The measurements reviewed can include measures of customer satisfaction.

Refer to the Measurement and Analysis (MA) (CMMI-DEV) process area for more information about aligning measurement and analysis activities and providing measurement results.

3. Identify and document significant issues and deviations from the plan.

4. Document change requests and problems identified in work products and processes.

Refer to the Configuration Management (CM) (CMMI-DEV) process area for more information about tracking and controlling changes.

5. Document the results of the reviews.

6. Track change requests and problem reports to closure.