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Update: read a follow-up for this post: "RAG+B traffic light rating system – expanding established design patterns".

Traffic lights provide great variable insight using just 3 status types

The RAG system is a popular project management method of rating for issues or status reports, based on Red, Amber (yellow), and Green colors used in a traffic light rating system.

Using the RAG scale in Weekdone

You can now flag, prioritize and group items in your weekly status report with an icon in front of each item in Weekdone. Just click on the star to loop through the options.

When status reporting how well a milestone, project, program or portfolio is performing or being delivered, project managers often use a RAG rating to indicate how on track or at risk is the project, its deliverables or tasks. Green typically indicates normal levels of production; amber indicates that production has slowed (or attention is otherwise warranted); red indicates that production has stopped or the line is down.

Using the RAG rating scale in Weekdone, there are no written rules, you can assign your own meaning to each of the colors. Some example use cases could include:

  • highlighting bigger and more important tasks, to distinguish them from smaller ones
  • marking items wich are on hold
  • highlighting issues which need assistance or help from your team-mates
  • showing which items you are currently working on

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_light_rating_system

 

Read a follow-up for this post: "RAG+B traffic light rating system – expanding established design patterns".