Reporting, Roundup, And the Eighth Stage Of Seven

So we’re at the end of my discussion on the seven stages of reporting. Which, in a way leads us to Stage 8.

Stage 8? Well that’s really Stage 1 – Reporting. because you do it all again.

No matter how much work you do, how well the reports run, you’ll be fixing, updating, and revising them again and again as long as you handle them. That’s just the way it is.

This is fine. A Reporting system should be a living system because things change, new data comes in, new mistakes are found, features are added. That always happens.

In fact if things don’t change, worry. You’re missing something.

So, go back and run the reports again. Keep on sending out that data. Keep making sure people are informed.

And when something appears to be wrong . . . get ready to do this all again.

– Steven Savage

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