Software Project Survival Guide

Contents of the Software Project Log

The Software Project Log should contain the following information about the activities during each stage and the project’s status at the end of each stage:

  • Current project estimates for schedule and effort
  • Adjustments to schedule and effort approved by the Change Board during the stage
  • Dates, background, and results of major decisions during the stage
  • Planned vs. actual dates for each of the stage’s major deliverables
  • Results of technical reviews conducted during the stage (pass/fail status and defect statistics)
  • Time-accounting data
  • Lines of code
  • Defect count
  • Number of changes proposed and accepted