Interesting thought! I was reading an excerpt from Andy Wibbels titled "Blogs and Business: What You Must Know" and he suggested utilizing a Blog for project status.
He stated that "Blogs can provide an instant snapshot of a project's status, an archive of past reports, and an easier way to access deliverables. You won't be annoying your employees by clogging their inbox with an 8 gigabyte PDF."
Clearly he has worked with PM's that have a fondness for charts and graphs! However, it does provide an interesting thought. Many companies are looking for ways to go green and many have not invested in a Project and Portfolio Management type of technology. Some companies utilize Sharepoint for this, but it too can become cumbersome in navigation. Blogging can be a perfect fit for those.
I have seen many organizations still want the ill-fated printed status report. They must have their red/yellow/green! The question is, when is the last time a decision was made off that status report? When is the last time someone in your company stopped a project because it was red, or put more resources on a project when it went yellow? If the answer is "never", then maybe a change to the way it is done is warranted.
In any case, the article did make me think!
Until next time!