Single-page project road map

Companies like Raytheon Optical Systems rely on single-page project road maps for scheduling and communicating their projects.

 

Below is an example of such a road map tracking a project from start-up to completion.

 

With such a high-level project snap-shot, they keep sight of major phases, milestones, and the project as a whole.

To the uninitiated, it looks like a bowl of spaghetti, while Raytheon’s upper-management clearly sees critical tasks and project flow.

 

What makes this road map example below, an effective reporting format?

  • High-level events on a single page

  • Simple, clear symbology for milestones, activities and critical tasks

  • Directional arrow showing the project’s path

 

 

 

 


“He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.”

— Herodotus, Greek historian