Recently, a colleague asked me, what is a “Project Health Check”? I said, “It’s like a Spring Clean on a Project”.
This reminded me of when I was growing up and my mother saying, “It’s time for a Spring Clean”. Nothing was safe, every wall, ceiling, cupboard and shelf was cleaned and painted, then everything sorted back in order, any unwanted or out of date items were dumped or replaced.
For projects, the purpose is to ensure there are no ‘out of date’ tasks and that the project is following the correct processes, actions are being tracked, resources allocated correctly so that everyone knows what tasks are assigned to them.