When we want to show status, it generally winds up with a single overall status that is very brief. Further detail follows for those who scroll down, click through, or keep talking. There are a lot of ways to express that overall status. This is your chance to have fun with it!
The stop light is a classic way to express overall status. Green is good, yellow is "we might not make it", and red is "real trouble here".
You can expand into the carnival strength tester. Higher up means farther along!
Also consider the pain scale, borrowed from medicine. Red (more pain) is bad!
You have to look at status every day, and overall status quite often. Have some fun with it!