Traffic Status (field)

The current, overall status of the project. In Agile, simple colors (much like a traffic light) are used to convey the current status of the project. Use red for blocked, yellow for partially-blocked, and green for not blocked. For example, if the nightly build failed or if a certain number of automated tests failed, then the traffic status may be yellow (indicating that people need to look at the nightly build reports and work quickly to address the build issues). Or, if the nightly build has failed for two or more consecutive days, then the traffic status may be red, indicating that all available persons should work together to find a resolution.