Routine status checks make an incredible difference to staying on track and completing projects.

This is particularly true for solos and small teams whose members wear many hats.

We all start projects with high hopes and expectations, but it’s easy to get distracted and lose track of time.

Scheduling set check-in points and using a tool, like The Business Guild’s Status Check Planner, make a status review quick and easy so you can adjust and adapt as needed.

This planner has six areas and doesn't take long to complete.

The top section looks at where you are right now.

  • Completed tasks, milestones, and benchmarks
  • A brief summary of the current situation
  • Outline of next steps

The bottom section takes on the what-ifs.

  • Potential problems
  • New opportunities
  • Solutions for the challenges or a way to leverage those new products and markets

This section is important because it’s where you develop a direction about how to adapt to changing circumstances. The most frustrating thing about goals is that no matter how well you prepare, plans can change.

Simple goals are usually easy to manage, but larger business goals can be more fluid.

For instance, if your goal is to write a blog post every week, you can probably get caught up quickly, but if your goal is to get a medical device approved by the FDA, there are a lot of variables outside your control that you may have to re-adjust.

Download the Status Check Planner today and get started.

TIP: Once downloaded and saved, right click on the file, then "Open with" a browser work in the editable version.