Allows the display of the inputs (X's). The funnel report is an important project bookkeeping tool because it lists the following information:
- Variables of interest
- Whether the variables are vital to the process (the critical inputs), have no significant effect relative to the project goals (the eliminated inputs), or have not yet been evaluated (the potential inputs)
- Tools and results of the evaluation to determine the status of the variables (critical, eliminated, or potential)
Answers the questions:
- What are the potential inputs?
- What are the critical inputs?
- What is the rationale for calling an input critical or eliminated?
|When to Use
|Early in the project
||Define all the inputs that could potentially affect the process.
||Keep track of which variables have been eliminated from consideration, which have been found critical, and which still need to be evaluated.
||Provide a list of the inputs that must be addressed in the Improve and Control phases.
X-variables with information about them updated as appropriate:
- Analysis and tool used