The 3P Framework
What are the 3Ps?
- Progress: Highlights, milestones, decisions, or reviews in the prior period.
- Plans: Priorities and goals in the coming period.
- Problems: Blockers, issues or flags.
What makes a good 3P?
- Concise: Limit 5 bullets per section, and 3 lines per bullet. Use bold headers to help readers scan for relevance.
- Contextual: Provide sufficient context for the target audience. Avoid acronyms and code-words. Clarify impact.
- Clickable: Include links to roadmap/project trackers, docs (eg review decks), or dashboards with more detail.
- Customer-focused: Focus on customer impact; include anecdotes or user stories in addition to metrics.
- Sensitive content: 3Ps are usually posted to public channels, so be sensitive of confidential content
- Any matter that is currently (or was previously) subject to litigation, dispute or legal liability
- Execution or termination of significant contracts/partnerships
- Actual or potential M&A
- [If in a public company] Financial/operational metrics for any unreported quarter (revenue, net profit/loss, adjusted EBITDA, etc) or any future projections for those metrics.
- Problems: Include the next steps or actions in progress to address any problems, where possible.