How can DMs monitor the progress of ongoing projects using the dashboard?

Head to the Assigned tab under the dashboard. Here, you can view a list of all the projects that have currently been assigned across the writing and editing team. You can also see the status of these assignments in the window. 

If you want to track the progress of a particular assignment, you can either use the search bar or search filters to zero in on it. You can then click on the task and view the entire job card as well. The job card also contains any interdepartmental conversations or updates regarding the task in the comment section.