PPP stands for Plans, Progress, Problems. It’s a weekly or bi-weekly “survey” where a direct report answers the following 3 questions for their manager and/or team:
- What did you achieve last week?
- What are you planning to accomplish this week?
- Any blockers/problems you’re facing?
Perdoo’s Check-in feature shows you what was achieved last week. Because you can set start dates in Perdoo, you can also see what an individual is planning to accomplish next.
Perdoo is currently considering adding the ability to add a note to your Check-in. Through these notes, the users checking in can provide additional context. These notes can then also be used to answer the 3 PPP questions. If this feature sounds interesting, we'd love to hear from you – send us a message using the chat at the bottom-right of your screen.
The benefit of using Perdoo’s Check-in functionality is that the updates are not only stored on the user’s page in Perdoo (via the Check-in reports on the Check-ins tab), but are also automatically logged on all the related goals! If you keep PPPs separate to your goals—as is sometimes the case in other solutions—there's a risk that you lose a lot of context because all the context on a goal is only stored in individual employees' PPPs.
Of course, Perdoo isn’t designed to manage projects and tasks that aren’t related to any goals. However, during your PPP you also don’t need to look at all those tasks that someone is responsible for — it’s simply too much noise. PPP was designed to cut out all that noise and focus on 3 simple questions.