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Project Status Report Template and Guide

Project Status Report Template and Guide

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Project Status Report
Template & Guide
Version 2.4
This Guide is intended to be read in conjunction with the following template for the development of aProject Status Report. As such the Guide should be removed from the front of your final document.The Project Management templates are being continuously improved. Feedback on suggested improvements to this Template would be appreciated.
What is a Project Status Report?
Project Status Report 
is a documentthat is used by Project Managers for formal regular reporting on the status of aproject to the Steering Committee, ProjectSponsor, Senior Manager or other KeyStakeholders, depending on the size of the project. It is important to remember that the role of the Steering Committee,Project Sponsor or Senior Manager is totake responsibility for the business issuesassociated with the project.Regular status reports also provide anongoing history of the project, whichbecome useful in terms of trackingprogress, evaluation and review.The
Project Status Report 
should include,as a minimum, the following:
Status of the project - description,milestones for the last reportingperiod; milestones for the nextreporting period; impact of achievement/non-achievement of milestones for the remaining period of the project. Milestones should reflectany relevant high-level milestoneslisted in the Business Plan as well asmajor milestones and achievementsfrom the Project Work Plan (or 
Project Execution Plan
Budget Report - with respect toplanned expenditure, actualexpenditure deficit/surplus andrevenue against planned outputdelivery, if appropriate.
Risk Management Report -specifying any changes to the major risks identified since the previousreport and modification to thestrategies put in place to managethem; any new risks that have arisensince the last report, as identified inthe
Risk Register 
Issues Report - including areas of concern, specific problems, and anyaction/decision that needs to be takenby the Steering Committee or ProjectSponsor/Senior Manager, asidentified in the
Issues Register 
Any general information.
Recommendations.It is important to keep the report focusedand to report on/against milestones andnot percentage of work complete.
Why would you develop a ProjectStatus Report?
Project Status Report 
is developed bythe Project Manager to provide regular progress reports to:
the Steering Committee, ProjectSponsor, Senior Manager or other KeyStakeholders with information on themanagement issues of the project andfor endorsement of anydecisions/directions made in the report;
the Inter Agency SteeringCommittee (IASC) if the projectextends across government;
individuals or Committees who areoverseeing progress of the project; and
ensure that no additional work or scope creep occurs.
When would you develop a ProjectStatus Report?
The frequency of status reporting will varydepending on the size of the project andthe requirements of the SteeringCommittee/Project Sponsor.With very small projects this may consistof fortnightly consideration of any issuesthat could affect progress and/or ameeting with the Project Sponsor/Senior Manager.
 For large and/or more complex projectsthe status report forms an integral part of the project, as information for the reportsis drawn from the project managementprocesses in place for the project.
What you need before you start
An agreed
Project Business Plan
Project Brief 
Knowledge and understanding of the project activities, schedule,issues, risks and budget,stakeholders, contractors and staff.
Knowledge and understanding of issues management and riskmanagement.
Project budgetary information.
Schedule of meetings.
Other references you may need
Corporate/Business Plan for theDepartment/Business Unit.
Departmental Project ManagementGuidelines.
What you will have when you arefinished
A complete
Project Status Report 
that isready for presentation to the Senior Manager, Project Sponsor, SteeringCommittee or other Key Stakeholders,depending on the size of the project.
How to use this template
The template consists of a number of headings and simple tables that reflect thenature of the information that is to beaddressed.The completed status report should bebrief and to the point, so it quickly conveysthe essential information.A number of different text styles havebeen used within the template, as follows:
Text in
blue italics
is intended toprovide a guide as to the kind of information that can be included in asection and to what types of projects itmight be applicable.
Text in normal font is intended asexamples.
Text enclosed in <angle brackets>is intended to be replaced bywhatever it is describing.
This document has been formattedfor duplex printing. If you intend toprint single sided, you may need todelete some page breaks.
ChecklistHave you remembered to remove
The versioning statement from thefront cover of your document?
This guide and checklist from the frontof your document?
blue italic 
instructional text and< text enclosed in angle brackets>within the template

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