When setting the status of a project metric (tickets closed, lines of code written, % build passing, etc), it's essential that you have a clear and consistent policy. If one metric is green, it should mean the same thing the green means for another metric.
One person's green can't be another person's yellow. The only way to accomplish this is to have a core set of guidelines that determine the status of the metric, and this core set has to be independent of the metric being measured:
Fair Measures of a Metric Status
|Color Status||Used whenever one of these is true:|
* meeting the target goals: you have accomplished the minimum amount of work required each week to complete this project. Note that this amount is continually changing, depending on the amount of time remaining, and the amount of work outstanding