One of the objectives of the process is to ensure that the expectations of all parties are synchronized and consistent.
The periodic Status Assessment provides a mechanism for managing everyone's expectations throughout the project
Continuous open communication with objective data derived directly from ongoing activities and the evolving product
configurations are mandatory in any project. These project snapshots provide the basis for management's attention.
While the period may vary, the forcing function needs to capture the project history.
Note that Status Assessments are different from milestone reviews.