There is no simple answer to this question. Much of the advice you will get has bias attached. Start your decision making process by building your own models and making general assumptions looking into the future. Use this Excel model to start.
Summarize your detailed change tracking logs with concise dashboards that give you critical information in a format that allows you to see the big picture while still having enough information to be actionable.
As your career develops and you grow into roles of greater responsibility, one of the biggest challenges is what Jennifer Garvey Berger calls “The paradox of the appearance of increasing control and the experience of decreasing control.”
Specialty contractors are continually faced with costly impacts to their labor productivity with many beyond their direct control. The best Project Managers know how continually expand their influence.
This outcome-based scoreboard keeps everyone focused on what matters. Avoid metric overload and diffusion of resources. All other metrics throughout all levels of the organization fall into a hierarchy below these with priorities changing over time.