I want to view the progress of a large number of projects. I’ve tried two options so far, but neither are satisfactory.
First, I created a portfolio. That provides a nice view listing all my projects. I can clearly see the status of all of them and the project dates. However, I don’t like the Task Progress. The percent of tasks completed doesn’t reflect what I want to measure.
The metric I like is the kind provided in Goals. I get to define the metric and set it manually. Thus, I created a goal for each project. For example, we have a project called “Contract A” and a goal called “Fulfill contract A successfully”. However, now there is redundancy. Both the project and goal have a status. Should I set both to the same value always, or ignore one? Neither is good.
What I want is for projects to have a metric like goals do. Then:
- In Portfolios, show that metric instead of the pre-defined Task Progress, and/or
- In Goals, let a sub-goal be a project itself.