Project key figure systems in controlling belong to the central project controlling instruments and are part of the project reporting system. Due to the cross-sectional function of projects in the operational process, they are to be integrated in the key figure system of the entire company.
The most important project key figure analysis fields are the project success, the project progress, the project quality, the project financing, the own contribution, the third-party contribution and the consideration of the project risks and opportunities. A distinction is made between leading and result-measuring project key figures. Individual project key figures in the project key figure system can be represented mathematically or in their relationship to one another, as the figure for the project contribution margin shows. Project key figure systems form the basis for early warning systems in project controlling.