How to Track and Replan a Project with BrightWork 365

Grace Windsor
By | Updated December 16, 2021 | 5 min read
How to Track and Replan a Project with BrightWork 365

Your project is not likely running exactly to plan. That is why it is called a plan!


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In this article, I’ll explain how to track and replan your project in BrightWork 365 in three steps: assess the status of the work, replan the schedule, and communicate the updates with the team.


How to Track and Replan a Project with BrightWork 365

1. Understand the status of the project

Before replanning, check the project site to understand how work is progressing and what’s due next.

There are four areas to review in your BrightWork 365 project site: the Gantt chart, Status, Risks, and Issues.

The Gantt Chart

How to Plan a Project with BrightWork 365

The Gantt chart provides a quick overview of the timeline with task owners.

Use the chart to answer these questions:

  • Is the project on track?
  • If not, which tasks, deliverables, and milestones have slipped?
  • Who is responsible for overdue tasks and deliverables?
  • Are any tasks unassigned?


Check recent reports

Next, check the recent status reports to understand the overall trend of the project.

Use the indicators to identify any problems with health, cost, time, and scope. This information is key to replanning your project.

BrightWork 365 Project Status Report


Check risks and issues

The reports for Issues and Reports are located within these tabs. You can also check issues and risks on a task-by-task basis using the ‘related items’ tab in the task.

Check the status of the issue or risk and follow up with the relevant team member as needed.

If needed, escalate the issue or risk to the program or portfolio level for help from the project sponsor.


2. Replan the project

Start replanning by updating tasks and the timeline, including work

  • Add new phases, tasks, or deliverables in the Gantt Tab.
  • Update existing tasks, for example, move dates or reassign work.


If needed, you can adjust the target dates and re-calculate the baseline in the Project Settings tab.

Update the project charter, for example, move more items out of scope or amend the risk profile of the project.

Finally, create a new status report outlining the changes and send the report to the project stakeholders and the team.


3. Share the updates in Microsoft Teams

It’s also a good idea to post a message about the latest changes in the project channel. Your team can quickly discuss the changes, share ideas, and ask for clarification using instant chat or a video meeting.

BrightWork 365 Microsoft Teams


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Grace Windsor
Grace Windsor

Grace is a content creator within the marketing team at BrightWork. She loves creating actionable content in different formats to help others achieve more project success. Grace spent far too long at university studying English literature, which instilled a life-long love of learning and upskilling. In her free time, she enjoys a challenging session at the gym, tucking into a good book, and walking the beautiful Galway coastline with her dog.

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