Lesson 1, Topic 1
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2.3. Accurate progress information is gathered and reported.

ryanrori December 30, 2020

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Gathering Information: Monitoring Your Progress

What does it mean to monitor your progress?

Monitoring your community initiative can help you weigh your actions against the results to see if you are meeting the goals of the community and your initiative. In a sense, monitoring data helps you understand how well the initiative is functioning. That is, monitoring can help pinpoint where the actions of the initiative are not producing the desired effects. Additionally, the monitoring system can help you

  • Better understand the initiative
  • Make decisions concerning the programming of the initiative
  • Promote awareness of accomplishments
  • Recruit support
  • Secure funding

Despite the scary sound of “monitoring system,” you have probably already observed examples of monitoring in a variety of ways. Political candidates monitor the status of their campaigns by conducting polls and analyzing the results. Teachers monitor the progress of their students by giving tests at the beginning and end of the school year to see if they have mastered the secrets of long division. You might monitor your utility bills by keeping track of the monthly increases and decreases. Monitoring has a wide variety of applications. As a member of a community initiative, monitoring means a way of tracking major events and accomplishments of the initiative.

Progress reports are analysed and necessary corrective action taken. 

Reports provide a way for you to view, share, and print the results of analyzing process simulation results.

Dynamic analysis reports include the same information as displayed in the Analysis view when you run an analysis of simulation results. The reports also have a cover page that displays the report title, date, description, optional company information, and the following details on the contents of the report:

  • Process name
  • Simulation snapshot name
  • Simulation profile name
  • Simulation result name
  • Process case name (for reports that display a process case)
  • Process case distribution (for reports that display a process case)
  • Process instance name (for reports that display a process instance)
  • Parameters used for the analysis (such as Process volume and Initial cost for a Process Break Even report)
  • Simulation mode (the Method of selecting an output path that was used when simulating the process)