What is PPP (Plans, Progress, Problems)?

by Greg Skloot
Status Reports   |   1 Min Read
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PPP is a framework for sharing team status updates:

There are many similar formats, such as “top objectives, concerns, plan for next week.” Consider:

1. Always get it in writing

Status updates should always be done in writing, so meetings can be focused on discussion and debate. Check out Weekly Update for a simple tool to share written status updates each week with your team.

2. Respond to each update

When a team member shares an update, it’s valuable for the manager to acknowledge wins and jump in to provide feedback on blockers.

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3. Use the updates as conversation starters

Every time someone submits an updates is an opportunity to start a conversation. It might be to brainstorm how to solve a problem that was highlighted in the “Concerns/Problems” section, or perhaps give props for a project recently completed.

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